In-depth

Complications

Intestinal obstruction

Intestinal obstruction — a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention — occurs when a blockage of the intestine prevents food or fluid from passing through.

Symptoms

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Tests and diagnosis

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

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