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Thursday, December 12, 2013
What is `pseudo obstruction`?
We are told that our mother with PD who has had severe bowel problems is suffering from "pseudo obstruction". What does this mean? She has been hospitalized 2 times for impactions. Is this connected with her PD? Will she always need tube feeding? She is so miserable she wants to die!
Constipation is a common problem in PD. It is not possible for me to answer the other questions which are best discussed with her primary physician.
Arif Dalvi, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati