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The ultimate effects of reduction in intestinal blood flow vary. The milder forms of these injuries may involve several days of abdominal discomfort and altered bowel habits (e.g., diarrhea, bloody stool) or chronic low-grade cramping abdominal pain associated with eating ("intestinal angina"). The more severe cases may present with life-threatening gangrene and rupture of the intestines or bleeding, and may require hospitalization and surgery. -- American College of Gastroenterology

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