Sheeza Basharat
Sheeza Basharatalmost 2 years ago
Twisted Bowel Filled with Gas!

Twisted Bowel Filled with Gas!

Removed part of a twisted bowel filled with gas! A condition called volvulus. A volvulus is when a loop of intestine twists around itself and the mesentery that supports it, resulting in a bowel obstruction. Symptoms include abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, vomiting, constipation, and bloody stool. Onset of symptoms may be rapid or more gradual. The mesentery may become so tightly twisted that blood flow to part of the intestine is cut off, resulting in ischemic bowel. Initial treatment for volvulus may occasionally occur via sigmoidoscopy or with a barium enema. Due to the high risk of recurrence, a bowel resection within the next two days is generally recommended. If the bowel is severely twisted or the blood supply is cut off, immediate surgery is required.

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