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Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction

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by McCoy K

(Colonic Ileus; Ogilvie’s Syndrome; Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction; Acute Nontoxic Megacolon)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Other tests may include:
  • Abdominal X-rays —a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body
  • Abdominal CT scan —a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures inside the body
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
 

RESOURCES

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
http://www.iffgd.org

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
http://www.cdhf.ca

Canadian Society of Intestinal Research
http://www.badgut.com

 

References


Colonic ileus. DynaMed website. Available at: http://dynamed102.ebscohost.com/Detail.aspx?style=1&docid=/dynamed/369f68330d9559c7852562b600120331 . Accessed June 25, 2007.


Intestinal pseudo-obstruction. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/intestinalpo/index.htm . Accessed June 25, 2007.

 

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