There could be many reasons for an obstruction including:

  • Adhesions (fibrous tissue build-up from previous surgeries)
  • Inflamed or infected tissue (such as diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
  • Hernia
  • Tumours (cancerous or non-cancerous)
  • Twisted or collapsed section of your bowel

Left untreated a bowel obstruction can result in cutting off the blood supply to a part of your bowel causing major damage.

Symptoms of a bowel obstruction may include feeling bloated or full, pain, nausea and vomiting or constipation. Since these symptoms can relate to many conditions, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Get in touch

Fill in an enquiry form below or call us

Thank you

A member of the team will respond to you soon.

To continue to receive communications from Nuffield Health about our exclusive offers, products and services, then please tell us how you'd like to be contacted by ticking the relevant boxes below:

On occasion Nuffield Health may contact you with pertinent service information in regards to services we provide. Note that you can either amend or withdraw your consent at any time.

For information about where your personal data may be processed, how it may be processed and for details of our Data Protection Officer, please see our Privacy Policy.

Digestive health

A nutritionist's 10-step guide to healthy digestion

Suffering from poor digestion can be a miserable experience. You may be experiencing symptoms of bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or gas, which can make life very uncomfortable.

Read full article