What causes a bowel obstruction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Up to a third of common belly surgeries like appendectomy or hysterectomy lead to a life-threatening complication called small bowel obstruction. In this video, Dr. Oz explains how this common emergency develops, and describes the symptoms you should watch for if you've ever had a surgeon touch your belly.

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