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A 37-year-old member asked:

if i have adhesions. what kind of surgery is necessary for treatment?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Why?: Adhesions are internal scar tissue that can form in the abdomen after prior surgery or pelvic infection. Adhesions form after most any surgery, and each subsequent operation may cause more adhesions or scar tissue to develop. Adhesions are usually removed if they are causing intestinal obstruction. Gynecologists may have other reasons. Surgery is not necessary just because adhesions may be present.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can I do anything to avoid getting adhesions from a surgery?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: Adhesions are due to your body's intrinsic reaction to inflammation. With that said, the extent of adhesions can be affected by the nature of the surgery, the degree of surgical trauma, and the extent of inflammation brought about by the disease we are trying to treat.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Do perioneal adhesions go away? And if so after surgery do they appear right away or months from the surgery

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Adhesions : Adhesions are inflammatory bands that develop after surgery. The adhesions typically develop within days. They do not go away and typically cause symptoms by causing bowel obstruction. For some people this is never. However the obstruction can develop months or even years after the initial procedure.

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