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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Scar tissue: Adhesions are caused by inflammation which can occur after the "trauma" of surgery or an acute illness (appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory dz., etc). T ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Anatomy discreption: In spinal cord relation of nerve roots, surrounding dura in relation to spine, has sleeve like appearance, adhesions in this area are technically dif ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Same as Scarring: Adhesion, like adhesive means to stick together. Internal organs in the peritoneal cavity or in joints and other anatomical locations can stick toget ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Scarring: An adhesion is usually caused by scarring in the abdominal cavity after a surgery. This can cause issues such as pain and bowel obstruction. This can ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Adhesions: No. Adhesions rarely cause abd. Pain, and are almost always due to previous surgeries.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Peritoneal adhesions: Are you referring to pelvic/peritoneal adhesions? These are fully formed within 48 hours following injury, such as surgery, or whatever else is the im ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Abdomen: Intranet abdominal organs most commonly.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
No: Not really but they may not bother you as most people with adhesions don't have any symptoms.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
36 years experience in General Surgery
Scar tissue: Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time o ... Read More

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