Exam 5- Elimination & Tissue Integrity

A patient with a history of multiple abdominal surgeries reports to the ER with abdominal pain, n/v, and bloating. CT reveals scar tissue from the abdominal surgery. What do you assume is the cause of this discomfort?
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