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A 53-year-old female asked:

Appendectomy @ age10, 1969. got gangrene; stitches left open to drain for 6 mo. c-section, 20 yrs ago, adhesions removed. now i have extreme pain that keeps me awake at night. what are my options?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Pt vs: Surgery as you probably have adhesions again. It is amazing what a good therapist who works with adhesions can do.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Provided original answer
Could be an occupational therapist in a pelvic an continence wellnes clinic
Sep 10, 2013
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Abd pain: Your next step is to determine the cause of your pain. If it is adhesions, they may be able to break up some, but not all and again you're at high risk for recurrence of those. Pain management may be an option but it's almost the last resort.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2013

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