What Is a Bowel Obstruction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of the following is a possible symptom of a bowel obstruction?

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1. Which of the following conditions can cause a bowel obstruction?

2. Which of the following terms describes inflamed or infected pouches in your intestine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Bowel obstructions can happen for various reasons. Quiz questions will test your knowledge on who is most at risk for this medical condition, as well as what conditions are associated with obstructions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • Symptoms
  • Causes
  • Medical terms related to bowel obstruction
  • Who is most likely to suffer from paralytic ileus
  • Treatments

Skills Practiced

By using these assessment tools, students will be able to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson to answer questions about bowel obstructions
  • Making connections - understand which symptoms are typically associated with this condition
  • Knowledge application - access knowledge you have gained about obstruction treatments to answer quiz questions

Additional Learning

Keep reviewing the lesson What is a Bowel Obstruction? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment to deepen your understanding of this condition. The following information is presented:

  • When to seek treatment
  • Prognosis
  • How treatments work to relieve symptoms