How is suspected bowel obstruction managed in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with suspected bowel obstruction should be given nothing by mouth (NPO), except for medications. Most patients with ulcerative colitis may maintain a regular (or low-fiber) diet, unless megacolon is present or surgery is being contemplated.


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