Ileus Symptoms

Symptoms of ileus include, but are not limited to:

  • moderate, diffuse abdominal discomfort
  • constipation
  • abdominal distension
  • nausea/vomiting, especially after meals
  • lack of bowel movement and/or flatulence
  • excessive belching

Risk Factors

  • gastrointestinal surgery or other GI procedures
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and other causes of metabolic acidosis
  • hypothyroidism
  • medications (e.g. opiates)
  • severe illness (Inflammation with peritonitis)
  • spinal cord injury (SCI), those with injury above thoracic vertebrae 5 (T5) will have hypomotility problems within the bowel

Further Reading


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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2011

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