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Colon Scar Tissue
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
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.
Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.
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 had a colonoscopy and my dr. Said I have scarring in my colon. No surgeries or injuries. Why the scarring?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.