What is the outlook of large bowel obstruction (prognosis)?

The outlook depends in part on the cause of the blockage, but is good if the blockage is taken care of early.

Research and clinical trials

Many different clinical trials compare different treatment options. These trials find out which treatment is the safest and has the best results. Some new drugs are also being tested for their effectiveness.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 05/31/2017.


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