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Dear Dietitian: Small bowel obstruction

Dear Dietitian,

I recently had surgery to correct a small bowel obstruction. I have been following a low fiber diet, but now I've been instructed to transition to a high fiber diet. My question is how much fiber do I need and should I increase it all at once?

Betty

Dear Betty,

For readers who are not familiar, a small bowel obstruction (SBO) is just as it sounds; it's a blockage in the small intes...

 

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