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small bowel shut down
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small bowel shut down
My friend who is 58 aaendix burst and he had an appendectomy 11 days ago.  He never came home from the hospital and now has small bowel shut down.  The hospital took 6 litres of green bile out last night.  Just how sick is he?
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Hi,
If it is due to pseudoobstruction, then it has to improve with medical therapy. If it does not improve within 72 hours then he may need more aggressive treatment.
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