Chris, if you are having bowel sounds that means you are still moving gas, however, it shouldn't be too noisy either.
Usually when you obstruct, you will get more pain and it generally moves to the mid abdomen region, You will stop having
bm's and there will be no bowel sounds. I also vomited fecal fluid, but that's leaving things a little late.
The reason I mentioned loud bowel sounds, is that, proceeding the above symptoms my bowel got extremely noisy.
I hope this helps and I wish you luck for Thursday.
Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
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