A 48-year-old female asked:
I might have abdominal adhesions. i am taking gabapentin 100 mg three times a day. it might not be enough. how much do people take with abdominal adhesions? i had laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. is this common?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Berrymananswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
If the surgery was complicated by an inflammation of the gall bladder, scar tissue can result and normally mobile intestines which are always contracting in the digestive process, will be restricted in movement, causing pain. Medications will not usually stop this kind of pain, as it may require a surgical correction. See the surgeon who performed this surgery for guidance.
Reviewed Feb 10, 2022
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Gabapentin does not heal or cure, but rather may moderate or control pain and discomfort. You are taking a low dose, as maximum effective dose is usually about 1600 mg total daily. As mentioned, definitive approach to adhesions is surgical.
Reviewed Feb 08, 2022
Dr. Birendra Tandananswered
Urology 36 years experience
It is unusual but can happen after lap. Chole. Other reasons for pain have to be ruled out before adhesions are blamed for there is no test for that and it is a diagnosis of exclusion
Answered Feb 09, 2022
Last updated Feb 10, 2022
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