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Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?

Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?

Adhesions: Any intra-abdominal process like a hysterectomy can cause scarring/adhesions within the abdominal cavity. It does not cause actual scarring of the colon unless it was injured intra-op.

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Had surgery to remove part of colon at age 3 for hirshprungs. I had bowel obstruction. How to find it is due to scar tissue or hirshprungs w/o surgery?

Had surgery to remove part of colon at age 3 for hirshprungs. I had bowel obstruction. How to find it is due to scar tissue or hirshprungs w/o surgery?

Enema and/or Biopsy: Biopsies are usually done before Hirschsprung's disease surgery to ensure that all affected segments are removed. You might indeed have scar tissue or adhesions resulting from your surgery. A contrast enema could help identify areas prone to obstruction. This enema may also identify aganglionic Hirschsprung's sections that may need biopsy before further surgery. GI consultation may be helpful.

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Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Appendix, colon cancer and bdominal hernia mesh implant surgeries. Lots of scar tissue causing bowel blockages. Can anything be done about it?

Significant problem: There are no known medical treatments for adhesions. Once formed, there isn't medicine that can dissolve them. Symptomatic treatment with pain & anti-nausea meds may be helpful at controlling some of the symptoms. The main stay of treatment is surgical therapy called adhesiolysis or lysis of adhesions. Adhesions can be divided using laparoscopic techniques which may relieve your symptoms.

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I have had abdominal surgery and feel the scar tissue is wrapped around my colon, & can't eat due to pain and bloating. What should I do?

I have had abdominal surgery and feel the scar tissue is wrapped around my colon, & can't eat due to pain and bloating. What should I do?

Go to your doctor.: Ask to get a ct scan of your abdomen. If there is problems with adhesions (scarring from surgery) it is most likely in the small bowel, not colon. Most of the time surgery is not needed.

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Could gonorrhea of the anus have scarred my rectum and colon? Is there some way to heal it?

Could gonorrhea of the anus have scarred my rectum and colon? Is there some way to heal it?

Unlikely: Anal gonorrhea does not usually cause long-term complications. If you've been treated for anal gonorrhea and are still having symptoms, you should be evaluated for reinfection or for other anorectal conditions.

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I recently had a colon resection for stage 0 colon cancer. It was an open surgery w a large scar. I am experiencing dizziness when I stand from siting?

I recently had a colon resection for stage 0 colon cancer. It was an open surgery w a large scar. I am experiencing dizziness when I stand from siting?

Dizziness: You may have orthostatic hypotension. That means that your blood take a moment or two when you go from a sitting to a standing position. You rise slowly the problem won't be so acute

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I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

I had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?

Information: You should discuss that with who did the colonoscopy. There may be several different reasons. Most commonly it is related to some inflammatory condition, or possible previous surgery.

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Can an ileostomy reversal be done if the entire colon is narrowed due to scarring?

Can an ileostomy reversal be done if the entire colon is narrowed due to scarring?

It can be done: But is probably not a good idea as a narrowed scarred colon usually doesn't function like a healthy colon and thus reversing the ileostomy will cause more problms than living with an ileostomy

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Developed stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & divtclitis. Is it because of scarring or reoccurence of divticlitis that I got stricture?

Developed stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & divtclitis. Is it because of scarring or reoccurence of divticlitis that I got stricture?

Recurrece: Uncommon problem, most likely recurrence of disease not the scar, need endoscopic reevaluation for presence of any malignancy' initial balloon dilatation, if unsuccessful, followed by surgical resection is required.

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Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Was told I had a narrowing of the anal canal due to scarring after colon surgery. Called a fissure? What is the success rate of fixing this w surgery?

Miscommunication: I think you are confusing your terms here. What you are describing sounds like an anal stricture/stenosis. An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus. These are two totally different processes with different treatments. I would clarify with your physician what it is you have exactly. Strictures can initially be treated with dilation.

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Doctor will use balloon method to widen a narrowing of the anal canal caused by scarring after colon surgery. What is the success rate of this method?

Doctor will use balloon method to widen a narrowing of the anal canal caused by scarring after colon surgery. What is the success rate of this method?

Pretty good.: Dilation of a stricture is a common practice and usually very successful. Remember that it may take multiple dilatations to achieve good and lasting results.

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Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Scar tissue is a variety of what?

Unclear: I'm not sure what your question is. Scar tissue is a an area of fibrous tissue where there has been an injury. It has the same building blocks as normal tissue but they are arranged in such a way that they are usually stiffer. There can be increased blood flow in the area with redness or an increase in pigment.

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Scar tissue after plantar fibroma?

Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs I usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session).

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What are urethra scar tissue symtoms?

Urethra: Usually a split urine stream that is constant is a sure sign of this.

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What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

What does scar tissue on ovaries mean?

A Finding on exam: This means that scars on the ovaries were found during a laparoscopic, surgical, ultrasonic or other diagnostic evaluation. They need to be taken in context of additional findings and complaints. For example it may be one cause of infertility or abdominal pain. The causes are multiple. Treatment will vary depending on the cause and goals.

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What does scar tissue look like on mri?

What does scar tissue look like on mri?

Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars.

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What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

What could cause scar tissue in the liver?

Cirrhosis: Scar tissue in the liver is also referred to as cirrhosis. It can be caused by excessive long term alcohol use, chronic hepatitis, bad fatty liver and some other more rare causes.

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Can scar tissue infertility be ever be "cured"?

Yes and no,: Depending. Minimal adhesions ('scar') can often be treated surgically and be 'good as new.' denser or more extensive adhesions can also often be improved with surgery, but may still be somewhat abnormal. Whether adhesions are imporatnt in infertility is also variable.

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What does scar tissue in the abdomen feel like?

Depends on time: When scar is initially forming, the sites should feel firm, maybe lumpy or raised. With time, healing gradually progresses with increased blood flow and fibrous tissue (scar) is laid down to hold tissues together. In time it softens and becomes less noticeable. If from internal surgery scarring may form adhesions which can cause pain, gas, etc. See your physician.

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more