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07 Mar 2007

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i would like to know what is ileus. what sickness is it because my mother was in hospital for this and they seem to say that there is something wrong with her digestive system or is it something else i would like more information on this sickness i don't know whether i spelled it right
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Nancy
Ileus is basically paralysis of the bowel - can be due to infection or due to operation or due to perforation of the bowel and is usually temporary. Abnormal low blood salts or thyroid problems can also cause this.
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