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Have had prior surgeries for abd adhesions.Bowel habitshave changed last month to hard bm.Fri i screamed itwasdohard anddaughter had to manually go in?

Have had prior surgeries for abd adhesions.Bowel habitshave changed last month to hard bm.Fri i screamed itwasdohard anddaughter had to manually go in?

May be constipation: It could be your adhesions, but if you have had constipation requiring manual dis-impaction, it is more likely that you need to change your diet and drink more water. A tumor in the rectum can also cause these symptoms, and a specialist (gi or surgeon) can do several tests to get you a definitive answer. Do not put it off. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can anyone please suggest remedies for adhesion-related bowel problems?

Can anyone please suggest remedies for adhesion-related bowel problems?

Laparoscopic surgery: Adhesions are basically scar tissue which forms in response to irritation or inflammation of the intestine. They can be minimized by having laparoscopic surgery rather than open abdominal surgery. Once you have bowel adhesions there is no good way to eliminate them. Laparoscopic surgery to free the adhesions can be done in many cases if there are significant symptoms. ...Read more

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I have several adhesions. The bowel and uterus are adhered and the 2 ovaries as well. How dangerous is this?

I have several adhesions. The bowel and uterus are adhered and the 2 ovaries as well. How dangerous is this?

Distressing problem: are due to previous surgery or infection . some will never have any symptoms , other will have bloating , dissension pain and bowel obstruction . Surgery is indicated for obstruction . Cant not clear them as they will reform after surgery . ...Read more

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Hi. I had 4 sections.1 op for adhesions on bowel. Tubes clamped. Since 2006 been in and out hospital with severe abdo pain. Now constant?

Hi. I had 4 sections.1 op for adhesions on bowel. Tubes clamped. Since 2006 been in and out hospital with severe abdo pain. Now constant?

See surgeon: There are a number of reasons for constant pain, but it needs to be worked up by a surgeon or a gastroenterologist. You may have adhesions, or there may be other issues going on. The work up will include CT scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and possibly exploratory surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prevent abdominal adhesions from bowel obstruction?

Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of bowel adhesion?

What might be the cause of bowel adhesion?

Several: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read more

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Why would a girl have an adhesion on her bowel and bladder?

Surgery/inflammation: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read more

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How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

How can adhesions cause small bowel obstruction?

Think of adhesions: as bands of fibrous scars. If one happens to form in a location that involves a bowel loop, the loop can be deformed or compressed to the point where the lumen is compromised enough to be obstructed. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have my ovary removed robotically along with bowel adhesions, endriometrioes removed how long is recovery?

I'm scheduled to have my ovary removed robotically along with bowel adhesions, endriometrioes removed  how long is recovery?

Ask your surgeon ...: Please believe me, i'm not trying to be rude but i believe it's essential that patients ask questions of their physicians/surgeons, especially when it comes to procedures & medications, before agreeing to do/take something. The physician who proposes some procedure/medication should be able to address all your concerns and in fact, should propose answers to questions you haven't yet thought about. ...Read more

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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more