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Causes Of Abdominal Adhesions
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
Does constipation caused by abdominal adhesions have different symptoms than that of typical constipation?
Yes: Typically, constipation caused from adhesions is an obstruction as apposed to regular constipation which is delayed transit of stool. Obstruction often prevents even passage of gas so if you are not passing anything through your anus, you are more likely to have obstruction. This is an emergency because if nothing passes, the bowel can die/perforate. See a doctor asap! ...Read more
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
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
Adhesions : Scar tissue which usually forms as the result of prior surgery, injuryvor in some cases significant infection.In the abdomen this scar tissue can result in a bowel blockage or obstruction. This may in turn lead to surgery to resolve the problem. This may be referred to as lysis (cutting) of adhesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Zero to major: Abdominal adhesion form as a result of inflammation and the common causes include infection, trauma, benign/malignant growth, and surgery. Some adhesions are asymptomatic and found incidentally by your surgeon while attending to other problem. Some adhesions can be problematic and cause bowel obstruction and pain - a topic of heated debates. ...Read more
No sympt? do nothing: See your doc. If you have no symptoms, e.g. Recurring pain, or blockages, then no need to do anything. Got symptoms? Individualized evaluation and treatment. Sometimes surgery is done for obstruction due to adhesions. The surgery cuts (lyses) the problem adhesions, but the surgery causes new adhesions which may or may not become a problem in the future.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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