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What exactly are abdominal adhesions?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
Scar tissue: Abdominal adhesions represent scar tissue attaching between different abdominal organs. This can be triggered by any process of inflammation or surgery. Treatment is usually observation or surgery.
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Scarring: The abdomen is very susceptible to scarring when touched. Normally everything moves around freely but when there are adhesions the organs have scars that stick them to one another and restricts their mobility.
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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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