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I had 6 abdominal surgeries and have horrible adhesion's. Surgery was in march and I have horrible back pain. Should i worry about adhesion spreading?

I had 6 abdominal surgeries and have horrible adhesion's. Surgery was in march and I have horrible back pain. Should i worry about adhesion spreading?

Adhesions: Adhesions resulting after abdominal operations usually present in the form of partial or complete bowel obstruction. Isolated pain without any nausea, vomiting and bloated/ distended abdomen is typically not due to adhesions. There is no medical treatment for adhesions and operative correction is not needed unless it is causing bowel obstruction which is not responsive to non surgical management. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding.If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to relieve pain and symptoms for abdominal adhesions caused by 7 previous surgeries?

Is there anything that can be done to relieve pain and symptoms for abdominal adhesions caused by 7 previous surgeries?

DIET: One out of ten patients who have had abdominal surgery will require additional surgery for small bowel obstruction due to adhesive disease. If you have a narrow intestinal channel due to adhesions, certain foods(hard to digest types/large peices of meat, nuts, raw veges, beans with husks) or incomplete chewing may result in a blockage.A soft, easy to digest type of diet may be your best option. ...Read more

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Will abdominal adhesions grow back after being surgically removed 6 months ago?

Will abdominal adhesions grow back after being surgically removed 6 months ago?

Likely: Intra-abdominal adhesions form after most any surgery inside the abdomen. Laparoscopic or minimal surgery may form the least adhesions. Each re-operation increases the amount of adhesions for most people. Adhesions that form are usually benign and do not have consequences. Intestinal blockage can sometimes come from adhesions, and pain is usually not caused by adhesions. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Can a colonoscopy diagnose a partial large bowel obstruction caused by abdominal adhesions?

Maybe: Adhesions occur from pror surgery. Was there past surgery? External adhesions would be rare to cause colon obstruction. If there was prior colon surgery, then surgical site anastomosis narrowing or scarring would be visible at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Low abdominal pain and back pain causes in girls?

Ovarian: I would certainly look at ovarian and/or other gynecological causes first. Is there a pattern to the pain? ...Read more

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Does dyspecia cause extreme abdominal and back pain near top of stomach?

Does dyspecia cause extreme abdominal and back pain near top of stomach?

Pancreatitis?: Severe discomfort in the area indicated is often caused by pancreatitis, penetrating peptic ulcer, ischemic colitis, colonic obstruction with resulting distension of the transverse colon, perforated viscus with free air under the diaphragm, lots more. Every condition i've mentioned is serious and deserves immediate medical attention, particularly if of acute onset. Get help now please. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back pain and heaviness in the lower abdominal area?

See below: You have symptoms which could be severe and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have a rib fractured can it cause rib , side abdomen & abdomen swelling ? Maybe even back pain

Pain in chest wall: Yes a rib fracture can cause rib and side pain as well as abdomen discomfort because of the muscles attached to the broken rib. ...Read more

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I've had lower back pain for 4 weeks that started radiating to my abdomen. Could Fybroids be the cause? I was told 3 years ago that I had one.

I've had lower back pain for 4 weeks that started radiating to my abdomen. Could Fybroids be the cause? I was told 3 years ago that I had one.

You bet!: Have a GYN MD examine you again to determine if the fibroid has grown and/or is the cause of your back pain. Three years is sufficient time for the fibroid to become more symptomatic. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal and back pain one day and lead to feeling very sore around those areas the next. Been having this every few months. ?

What can cause abdominal and back pain one day and lead to feeling very sore around those areas the next. Been having this every few months. ?

R/O IBS/ADHESIONS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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What. Causes. Abdominal cramping and back pain and spotting in between cycles?

What. Causes. Abdominal cramping and back pain and spotting in between cycles?

Check-up: Your question is too broad to answer in this short space. A lot of benign , and occasionally a malignant, condition can cause your symptoms. I can only suggest a thorough gynecologic evaluation and discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause lower right back pain and abdomen pain?

What can cause lower right back pain and abdomen pain?

See answer: Several things can cause these symptoms such as a Muscle sprain that refers to the abdomen, intestinal issues, a possible urinary tract issue, including possible kidney stones, etc....You need an evaluation if these issues continue to determine the real cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

Depends: 30's female notes low back & abdominal discomforts, but neglects to tell us if symptoms are acute or chronic. Assuming chronic, one must consider smoldering UTI, PID, & SIJ disorder with attendant IBS. After infection tests have been cleared, then an Osteopathic exam might prove useful; especially to discover signs of sacroiliac joint disorder and to rule out Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdomen pain and back pain?

Pancreatitis: Many other causes, but that's typical scenario for abdominal pain that radiates to back. Can also be kidney related, such as kidney stones, infection. ...Read more

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What causes left severe abdominal pain along with left back pain?

What causes left severe abdominal pain along with left back pain?

Depends: May be many things, you don't state your sex, but everything from constipation, kidney stone, ovarian if female, diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, infection or tumor. More detailed history and an examination would be needed to give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diverticulitis, a potentially serious common colon infection, and colon cancer should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for constipation, nausea, abdominal and back pain for 4 days?

Those all related: When you are constipated that lead to abdominal pain and back pain and nausea, if you those symptoms you should with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the likely causes of abdominal discomfort and bloating accompanied by centralized back pain almost always?

What are the likely causes of abdominal discomfort and bloating accompanied by centralized back pain almost always?

Many possibilities: I would worry about pancreatitis. The most common cause (since you use no alcohol) is gall bladder disease. Other possibilities include a peptic ulcer (gastric or duodenal). ...Read more

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Difficulty & decrease urination. Lower abdominal & back pain on right side after urinating. What could be the cause?

Multiple: Could be bladder infection, but with back pain on right sounds more like kidney infection or kidney stone. See if there is blood in urine. Increase fluids, sx persist, seek medical attention ...Read more

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Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Can endometriosis or adhesions grow on the muscles of your lower back? How does endo cause near constant lower left side back pain?

Very unlikely: Endometriosis usually presents in areas of the body where there are hollow surfaces associated with them. For example in the abdomen within the peritoneal cavity (the tummy) or even on the lung in rare occasions. It would very unlikely within the muscles of the lower back. But if you are worried about it the best thing to do is to see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes lower back pain and lower abdomen pain?

What causes lower back pain and lower abdomen pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back pain?

What causes lower abdomen pain and lower back pain?

An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers, pancreatitis, infections, aneurysms, endometriosis , ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, infarcted intestines, volvulus, intussusception, tumors & adhesions are just a few possibilities. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning feeling in right abdomen on flank side. Seems like it is only present after working all day. I do have up back pain as well?

What could cause a burning feeling in right abdomen on flank side. Seems like it is only present after working all day. I do have up back pain as well?

Other symptoms?: Does it feel like a pulled muscle? How long does it last ? Do certain foods make it worse. Have you tried any meds? Did you injure the muscle working out? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? If food, you may want to obtain us of gallbladder to rule out stones a common cause of rt abdo and back pain exacerbated by food. Is there any abdominal pain? Bloating? Nausea? ...Read more

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Will lower back pain cause abdominal pain?

Not common: To have low back pain with abdominal pain. Sure it happens, but when it occurs, it helps diagnose the cause. Usually though, back pain remains in your back, or travels into your leg. And abdominal pain remains in your abdomen. Back pain doesn't cause abdominal pain. The question should be related to the cause of the back pain, because certain causes of back pain also have abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can a fractured rib cause back pain & abdominal pain ? Or any other symptoms ?

Can a fractured rib cause back pain & abdominal pain ? Or any other symptoms ?

Yes, mostly w/breath: Depending on where the fractured ribs are, will determine which areas affected. Also whether it's in the front, or back, or side. There's a lot of variables. However oftentimes fractured ribs feel little bit worse when you're inhaling and stretching the ribs apart. So, make sure that your physician is aware of your complaints, so they can help you manage the pain. The main organs that broken ribs affect is puncturing the lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Hector Chapa
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Abdominal Adhesions (Definition)

adhesions are bands of tissue, usually between your ...Read more