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Please help! what is the best way to avoid abdominal adhesions after surgery?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
There is no way now: Currently, there is no known way to reduce abdominal adhesions after intra-abdominal operations. There are a variety of films and fluids that can be used during surgery, but there effectiveness is not 100% in terms of how many patients benefit, and how much of a benefit is derived. Walking and moving around is generally a good thing after surgery, and may help as well. Hope this helps!

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