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I found out I have adhesions in my intestines causing pain. It is getting worse on my lower right side, is surgery needed?

I found out I have adhesions in my intestines causing pain. It is getting worse on my lower right side, is surgery needed?

Adhesions: Lysis of adhesions inevitably creates more adhesions. Surgery might be indicated if the pain is becoming intolerable or the adhesions affect bowel function. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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In 2001 I had surgery to rotate my intestines....I saw a general surgeon because I am now having lower ab pain in my incision. Please advise?

In 2001 I had surgery to rotate my intestines....I saw a general surgeon because I am now having lower ab pain in my incision. Please advise?

It may be nothing: Incisional pain after surgery is usually not a big deal. If you have a hypertrophic or keloid scar, you may have pain. Pelvic pain or abdominal pain that is intermittent can be studied using ct scan or x-rays. You may want to see a GI doctor. Make sure you go to the er if you have significant pain that does not improve. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower back painful to lie on it if it's pressed etc could it be nerve damage had major bowel surgery 4 months ago?

I have pain in my lower back painful to lie on it if it's pressed etc could it be nerve damage had major bowel surgery 4 months ago?

Could be: Could also be due to muscle spasm, vertebral dysf., sacroiliac dysf, stretched/torn ligament in back, nerve injury/inflammation from a number of causes, or post-surgical scar adherent to back abdominal wall, to name a few. If pain is chronic &/or severe, a good history & physical by your dr. Incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause. Care can be symptomatic-NSAIDS, heat, or manipulation, etc. ...Read more

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It's now three weeks I've done my umbilical hernia surgery can coughing or straining to move your bowel affect the wound?

It's now three weeks I've done my umbilical hernia surgery can coughing or straining to move your bowel affect the wound?

Possible: At three weeks, your wound is beginning to get some strength. Fibroblasts are making a stronger scar. That is not to say that it is not possible to bust open your wound. It still is. Anything that increases pressure on your abdomen increase the likelihood of causing the wound to break open. Obesity can be its own risk factor. Proceed with caution. You will live the rest of your life with this belly. ...Read more

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I had two herniated disks in my lower back, had surgery on them and I still have back pain but recently when I have bowel movement, my pain escalates.

I had two herniated disks in my lower back, had surgery on them and I still have back pain but recently when I have bowel movement, my pain escalates.

Be seen: There are a number of possible reasons a person might still have problems after a lumbar discectomy. Was it real recent and perhaps you have not fully recovered? It may take 6-8 weeks in some patients for a complete resolution of your symptoms. Either way, I would sure let your surgeon know. It is a pretty successful surgery, hopefully you will be better soon. ...Read more

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I have had hemmorhoid surgery & I'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks? .

I have had hemmorhoid surgery & I'm getting lower back pain as well as pain from bowel movements. Is this normal after 3 weeks? .

Hemmorhoids: People present after surgery with pain and this can actually be the issue preventing a normal bowel movement. There are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help these common problems. It is best if you consult with your surgeon to help with ruling out other issues like an infection or a fissure. Also fiber and or laxatives may help at this point or sitz baths. ...Read more

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Known endo, previous fused bowel, previous partial bowel ob's, last surgery on endo 12/15, now having severe pain jolt through lower abdo when sitting?

Known endo, previous fused bowel, previous partial bowel ob's, last surgery on endo 12/15, now having severe pain jolt through lower abdo when sitting?

? complications?: Sorry to learn of your pain. You may be having pain from adhesions (scar tissue from prior surgery)or other complications of endometriosis. Best to check with your
Gyn specialist. If the pain is severe seek immediate medical help.
Get well. ...Read more

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My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?

My IUD moved through my wall&near my intestins &no other problems im peeing fine, normal bowel movements&how long with surgery&how long to recover?

Discuss with the Dr.: Your doctor would be the best person to answer these questions. It's hard to say what the details of your surgery would be, since different doctors may approach it differently. If the iud can be easily located and removed with small incisions, then one would expect the recovery to be fairly quick and simple. If the doctor has to do a bigger incision to get to the iud, then recovery may be longer. ...Read more

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Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. C.an it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. C.an it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

It could: You need to ask his physician about these issues so he's on a definitive program. An evaluation can help clarify if there is any other issues involving his intestines. A gastroenterologist can be helpful with this issue ...Read more

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Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. Can it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

Friend had spine surgery 6yr ago. Nerve damage, lower function of bowel affected. Was on laxative, he stopped. Can it cause constipation bowel hard & soft?

Constipation: Damage to the lumbosacral nerves can lead to bladder and bowel damage. Alternatively, chronic laxative use can cause problems with bowel function. It is important to see a gastrointerologist for the constipation and a neurosurgeon to update the imaging of the spine and ensure there is no new structural problem compressing the nerves of the lumbar and sacral spine. ...Read more

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Ct-left lower abdomen hazy vague increased attenuation in mesentery lateral to loops of small bowel. Could this be adhesions from surgery year ago or what could it mean?

Yes: Minor complications 1 year post surgery are not uncommon. This is due to the development of adhesions in the small bowel mesentery following surgery. The adhesions causing intermittent slight twisting in small bowel depending on response to diet can and do cause symptoms that you are now experiencing. ...Read more

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What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?

What is a bowel transplant? Does that include both the colon and small intestines? I see that it's a rare operation, how come?

Complex: This is rare, and often done as part of multiple organ transplant. Usually due to an intraabdominal catastrophe where there is loss of the intestines due to lack of blood supply from a variety of causes. This is only done in specialized transplant centers. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Is a kinked intestine paiunful I have a bloated stomach 3 weeks after a hernia operation.

Common: Having a "bloated stomach" after abdominal surgery is very common. It may take a few more weeks to go back to normal. If there was a kink in the intestine preventing passage of intestinal contents, this would generally caused pain nausea and vomiting. Call your surgeon if you are really concerned for an exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read that there is a intestine surgery method to cure diabetes?

What to do if I have read that there is a intestine surgery method to cure diabetes?

Not really: Weight loss can greatly improve diabetes and bariatric surgery can help with this. It is not really a cure. ...Read more

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What causes someone to have surgery where they have to have some of their intestines cut out?

Intestinal disease: Removing part of large/small intestine may treat intestinal conditions such as colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, intestinal blockage, precancerous polyps, or other benign tumors.
To treat colorectal cancer, it could prevent the spread or remove blockage/bleeding. Here's a good link: http://www. Duanereade. Com/health/procedurefactsheet. Aspx? Id=3
take care - feel better. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is needed when intestines are attached to your ovary?

What type of surgery is needed when intestines are attached to your ovary?

Depends: This depends entirely on what symptoms and the details of the patient involved. In some cases, no surgery would be needed, in other extreme cases a lysis of adhesions with possible bowel resection and complete hysterectomy with bilateral removal of tubes and ovaries. This really requires much more detail to answer properly. ...Read more

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Dx with duplication cyst in small intestines, can a GI please explain. I'm very scared. Is surgery the only option?

Depends: Duplication cysts are usually benign, so the need for surgery is related to how bad your symptoms are. The operation can sometimes be done laparoscopically, depending on what part of the intestines are involved. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more