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How Are Adhesions Treated
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
Yes: Any adhesions in the abdomen may be safely treated laparoscopically if done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon. You may want to see a bariatric surgeon or an anti-reflux surgeon because they will have extensive experience in laparoscopic gastric (stomach) surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar tissue: Intestinal adhesions refer to scar tissue, typically caused by the body's normal healing process after an abdominal operation. If they are related to tuberculosis (TB), treatment of the infection is the best treatment, with surgery as a last resort. Abdominal TB is a serious problem. Ask you doctor about a referral to an infectious disease specialist if this is the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How do clitoral adhesions occur and how are they treated. Can they be released at home. Is there any dangers in doing so?
I have just had a laproscopy where they found and treated quite a lot of endometriosis, I am concerned about adhesions forming - can I minimise risk?
My right fallopian tube has hydrosalpinx and left shows adhesions; should I get these treated before going for ivf? Are there any risks associated?
Hysterectomy ~3 mo. Ago. F/u surgery fixed adhesions. Treated for subsequent infection. Continue to feel pain when urinating, at the finish. Thoughts?
Scar tissue: Adhesions are caused by inflammation which can occur after the "trauma" of surgery or an acute illness (appendicitis, pelvic inflammatory dz., etc). They can look like spider webs, rope, or can "glue" organs together. This compartmentalizes the abdomen, leading to the risk of bowel getting twisted on itself causing acute obstructions. They may also entrap an organ such as the ovary, causing pain. ...Read more
Same as Scarring: Adhesion, like adhesive means to stick together. Internal organs in the peritoneal cavity or in joints and other anatomical locations can stick together. This is usually via fibrous tissue the body uses to repair itself after injury. The injury is surgery. In surgery, we must cut through various tissues and the body reacts with adhesion formation, just as your skin heals together with a cut. ...Read more
Scar tissue: An adhesion usually describes scar tissue surrounding the organs. Often caused by infection, trauma or surgery. If an adhesion pinches off the bowel it can cause obstruction and bowel death. Adhesions make surgery very difficult because they are tough and prevent structures from being moved. They generally look like thick cobwebs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly intestines: Usually the intestines are most affected by adhesions, but in theory, other organs could be as well. When intestines are affected, adhesions can cause a blockage that may require stomach decompression with a tube through the nose and sometimes surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unknown, but...: Genetics plays some role. Any surgical procedure of the pelvis or abdomen can cause adhesions; more so if inflammatory/infected surgical field, e.g. Pus, stool, blood. Less likely with careful handling of tissue, and elective rather than emergency procedures. Most everyone gets adhesions; a minority get aftereffects (pain, bowel obstruction) even decades later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar tissue: 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 cause pain or blockage. ...Read more
Congenital: Congenital malrotation, situs inversus are conditions that affect location of one's organs. ...Read more
Will adhesions always continue to grow, or they do they stay the same after a certain amount of time?
Probably not: Adhesions may go away on their own or may become a firm scar and case obstruction. They can't be seen on any specific test, but the results can be seen on x-ray if there is an obstruction. If operation is needed, there are products available like sepra film and interceed which may help prevent them from coming back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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