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Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

Does exercise or good diet keep adhesions from forming after surgery?

No: 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. Diet and exercise will have no effect on this. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Why are there no doctors in canada who specialize in surgery to remove adhesions?

Why are there no doctors in canada who specialize in surgery to remove adhesions?

Poor success rates: Surgery for adhesions has not had great results in long term studies. Although patients feel good in the post operative period close to 50 percent are having the same pain within 1 year. Gorenment run health systems would probably not consider this cost effective. ...Read more

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Can I do anything to avoid getting adhesions from a surgery?

Can I do anything to avoid getting adhesions from a surgery?

No.: Adhesions are due to your body's intrinsic reaction to inflammation. With that said, the extent of adhesions can be affected by the nature of the surgery, the degree of surgical trauma, and the extent of inflammation brought about by the disease we are trying to treat. ...Read more

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I found out two days ago that I have adhesions and a uterian tear do I have to have surgery ?

I found out two days ago that I have adhesions and a uterian tear do I have to have surgery ?

Adhesions/Uter tear?: Adhesions are scar tissues inside. They may cause intestinal obstruction, abdominal pain, infertility.They may be caused by previous surgery or by endometriosis. Most of time they are not treated because they recur with vengeance (you get more later on). The uterine "tear" i don't know how they diagnosed it or how bad it is. Ask the gyn/ob if that requires surgery.During surgery may lysis the adh (vasopressin). ...Read more

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Can you not have vaginal delivery if you have adhesions from a previous surgery?

Can you not have vaginal delivery if you have adhesions from a previous surgery?

Check with your OB : If the adhesions or problem is related to a prior birth or c-section then a vaginal delivery may be high risk. If the prior surgery and adhesions are not related to a delivery or c-section then the answer will likely be different. Check with your obgyn doc. ...Read more

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How can I relieve abdominal adhesion pain from surgery?

How can I relieve abdominal adhesion pain from surgery?

Possibly: It is difficult to say that abdominal pain is from adhesions, since anyone that has had surgery will likely form adhesions and most people do not have pain. If all other possible causes of pain have been ruled out, then surgery to cut adhesions and insert adhesion retarding material like sepia film may work, but success is not assured and there can be significant complications. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about abdominal adhesion's and surgery?

Can you tell me more about abdominal  adhesion's and surgery?

Congenital / acquire: Surgical adhesions occur after open surgery and less now after Laproscopic surgery. Cause is unknown but handling of the intestines seem to be associated. These lead to bowel obstruction or chronic pain syndromes. They are also common after infectious peritonitis. Some you are born with (congenital) which are filamentous tether between loops of bowel and the abdominal wall just like the acquired ...Read more

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Pressure on bladder from adhesions after a lot of bowel surgery?

Pressure on bladder from adhesions after a lot of bowel surgery?

Not sure: One could get adhesions from surgery. Bladder lives in a different space than bowel. It is possible, however, to get adhesions to bladder and this could potentially lead to symptoms. It is rare. C a urologist to discuss in person. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Yes: For an ORS arthroscopic capsular release( with or without gentle manipulation under general anesthesia) is the same as lysis... Unless you have had previous shoulder surgery and the 'lysis' involves removing scar tissue from subacromial space or rotator interval , etc. Ask your surgeon!best of luck !! ...Read more

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Is it possible for laparoscopic surgery that removes adhesions to inadvertently untie tubes?

No chance: there is no chance that a previous tubal ligation for elective sterilization could be undone with lysis of adhesions. There is a very, very small failure rate for elective tubal ligation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more