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A 47-year-old member asked:

How severe can abdominal adhesion pains get?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Unknown: While many patients have abdominal pain and intra abdominal adhesions, some have pain and no adhesions, Dir have adhesions and no pain. It is usually a diagnosis of exclusion, and sometimes responds to surgical treatment (laparoscopic). Hope this helps!
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
General Surgery 34 years experience
Very severe: Abdominal adhesions will develop in any patient after any type of open surgery, in less degree after laparoscopic surgery. Adhesions can cause many problems, including bowel obstruction, bowel strangulation, severe abdominal pain. If all the workup for abdominal pain is negative and life style has changed because of the pain, then you should see a surgeon for surgical options.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How bad can abdominal adhesion pains get?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 41 years experience
?obstruction: Adhesions are normal scarring which occurs after surgical or inflammatory disease processes. They can also be congenital . The presence of adhesions doesn't cause pain, but if the adhesions cause obstruction of the intestines, then pain develops. It may be cramping, or constant if there's bowel compromise. Pain is always relative, so seek help for abdominal pain. Good luck.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are all the symptoms of abdominal adhesions and how bad do the pains get?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest(nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck.

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