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What are the symptoms of abdominal adhesions?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Zero to major: Abdominal adhesion form as a result of inflammation and the common causes include infection, trauma, benign/malignant growth, and surgery. Some adhesions are asymptomatic and found incidentally by your surgeon while attending to other problem. Some adhesions can be problematic and cause bowel obstruction and pain - a topic of heated debates.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is abdominal adhesion?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Scar: Adhesions are basically scar tissue that forms from previous tissue trauma such as an operation or infection inside the abdominal cavity. It is part of the natural response of healing, and there are variable responses (unpredictable) among patients in terms of the amount and density of the scar tissue. Hope this helps!
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