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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Why?: Adhesions are internal scar tissue that can form in the abdomen after prior surgery or pelvic infection. Adhesions form after most any surgery, and ea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
45 years experience General Surgery
None usually needed: Anyone who has had abdominal surgery will have some adhesions, and over time they will subside on their own. The only time adhesions need surgery is ... Read More
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Bowel obstruction: Surgical treatment for bowel obstruction related to abdominal adhesions is called exploratory laparotomy with lysis of adhesions. It can be performed ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Whatever works: 42 yo female w. IBS-like sx's post-appy & laparoscopy. Med literature reports adhesions routine after abdominal-pelvic surgery. Iatrogenic? A ... Read More
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Dr. Moshe Lewis
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Adhesions are hard: to treat as I am sure you may know. I am presuming you only had one surgery, but do inform if otherwise. Certainly massage and acupuncture are worth t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Adhesion: Most adhesions are the harmless remnants of a prior infection like bronchopneumonia. Your physician should review the xray with the radiologist and ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inside the knee?: If inside the knee joint an exam under anesthesia followed by a manipulation can b tried, but if not an arthroscopic procedure would b next in line. M ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
As soon as: The surgery heals. We try to do it no later than 6 weeks from the cancer surgery but of course, stuff can sometimes happen that can delay it. Best to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Close follow up: You are female and have endometriosis. Having your doctor do close follow up to see what works for you. The birth control pills will hopefully help. ... Read More
A 1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Pediatrician: Definitely review this thearpy with a pediatrician- these adhesions can be treated at various ages. Not certain if I would agree with premarin (conjug ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery: Surgery remains the anchor treatment for adhesions. Adhesions typically recur after surgery, so careful evaluation is needed.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes,lasers can: remove adhesions laparoscopically

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