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Impacted Bowel in Illinois

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An impacted bowel, also known as intestinal obstruction, is a condition that arises if a hard mass of stool blocks your bowels in your intestines. If you notice that you’re unable to have a bowel movement or pass gas, and have abdominal discomfort and a bloated stomach, an impacted bowel could be the cause. If this happens, it is important to seek care from a gastroenterology specialist. At GI Alliance of Illinois, our skilled providers often treat individuals with impacted bowels. To get more information on this issue or to get treatment for an impacted bowel in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Bloomington, IL, contact one of our locations today.

The symptoms of an impacted bowel often include abdominal discomfort and a swollen stomach. You may experience other symptoms, like:

  • Feeling nauseous or throwing up
  • Intense pain or discomfort in the abdomen
  • Watery stool falling out of the rectum
  • Unintended weight loss
  • A feeling of fullness and not wanting to eat
  • Stomach bloating
  • Pain in your head
  • Feeling like you need to push out stool

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, reach out to a GI provider at one of our GI Alliance of Illinois locations to get help for your impacted bowel.

An impacted bowel could be either a partial or total blockage. If you are unable to fix the blockage on your own with a constipation reliever or other over-the-counter medicines, seek medical care as soon as possible. If left untreated, an impacted bowel can lead to a more severe condition.

Treatment for an impacted bowel can vary. After identifying the cause of the blocked bowel, the treatment can range from manual extraction to colon cleansing. After treatment, you should also take preventive steps to avoid a future obstruction. This may involve having adequate fiber and fluid intake and exercising regularly to aid in digestion.

Getting treatment for an impacted bowel in Illinois is a visit away. Our team will guide you to the best treatment for you.

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If you're seeking care for a blocked bowel in Illinois, don't hesitate to give us a call. The providers at our GI Alliance of Illinois locations can help get you back to your normal lifestyle. Our board-certified specialists will help you get the treatment you need so that your impacted bowel doesn’t cause a bigger, more serious concern.

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