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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can i do about possible abdominal adhesions?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
No sympt? do nothing: See your doc. If you have no symptoms, e.g. Recurring pain, or blockages, then no need to do anything. Got symptoms? Individualized evaluation and treatment. Sometimes surgery is done for obstruction due to adhesions. The surgery cuts (lyses) the problem adhesions, but the surgery causes new adhesions which may or may not become a problem in the future..
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Dr. Nicole Basa
General Surgery 22 years experience
Nothing: You do nothing for abdominal adhesions unless they are symptomatic. The type of symptoms you would have is nausea or vomiting, abdominal bloating and pain from a small bowel obstruction caused by an adhesion. If this happens you need to go to the er for nasogastric decompression or surgery to lyse the adhesions.
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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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