obstipation


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obstipation

[‚äb·stə′pā·shən]
(medicine)
Constipation that is difficult to relieve.
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If untreated, the condition can proceed to obstipation, a more stubborn fecal impaction that can require prolonged hospitalization and more elaborate therapy--for example, manual removal of hardened fecal matter from an anesthetized dog's colon.
Patient detailed past history of intermittent abdominal distension, obstipation, irritability, poor feeding and copious non-projectile, non-bilious emesis since one week of age.
A 34-year-old man with no history of previous abdominal surgery or external hernias presented with a 7-day history of abdominal distension, peri-umbilical cramping pain, left-sided pleuritic chest pain and subsequent obstipation and vomiting.
Diagnosis and management in children with severe and protracted constipation and obstipation.
The most plausible explanation for the distended proventriculus, assuming the bird was not PDD-positive, was enlargement due to chronic obstipation.
Characteristics of meeting members exposed to Cyclospora cayetanensis, Bogor, Indonesia, 2001 * Noncases (%), Variable Cases (%), n = 14 n = 15 Female sex 10 (71) 6 (40) Symptoms Diarrhea ([double dagger]) 11 (79) 9 (60) Obstipation 3 (21) 0 Stomach and abdominal cramps 10 (71) 6 (40) Flatulence 13 (93) 5 (33) Fever 2 (13) 1 (7) Nausea/appetite loss 13 (93) 4 (27) Median symptom duration (IQR), days ([section]) 41 (29-42) 1 (0-6) Median stay in Indonesia (IQR), days 14 (10.
None of these symptoms could be explained by side effect profiles of drugs taken by bipolar II disorder patients, and the patients did not report elevated rates of other gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, difficulty swallowing, diarrhea, obstipation, and abdominal pain, compared with other psychiatric patients.
A 71-year-old white man with no prior history of malignancy and a 2-week history of obstipation, increasing abdominal girth, and abdominal cramping sought medical attention after he began passing bright red blood per rectum.
We selected 72 patients presenting with suspicion of malignancy (unexplained body weight loss and chronic fatigue associated with chronic rectal hemorrhage and/or intermittent obstipation, hemoptysis, and/or pathognomonic aspect of tumoral development on chest radiographs).
0 mg po q 6 h prn and obstipation required sorbitol 70% 60 ml q HS and Surfak 240 mg TID.