Large bowel obstruction [top]

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vomiting, Abdominal distension, Constipation
  • Dilated loops on AXR

Faecal impaction with overflow [top]

  • Recurrent diarrhoea alternating with constipation or faecal incontinence
  • Usually elderly patient
  • Impacted faeces palpable on PR examination

Small bowel obstruction [top]

  • Colicky central abdominal pain
  • Vomiting, constipation
  • Abdominal distension
  • Dilated loops on AXR