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Doctor insights on: Reduction Of Intussusception Lysis Of Intestinal Adhesions

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff Dr. Itzkoff
Psychiatry
14 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Please let me know if there is any cure for intestinal adhesions thro' alternative healing methods such as reiki?

Please let me know if there is any cure for intestinal adhesions thro' alternative healing methods such as reiki?

Afraid not :/: Intestinal adhesions (or areas of the intestine that have grown abnormally "stuck" together, usually after a prior surgery) usually require surgical lysis if they are problematic. Ask your gastroenterologist or GI surgeon if there are any medically supported treatment alternatives. You can still practice reiki, as it isn't harmful. But do follow up w/ your doc about any necessary tx of adhesions ...Read more

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


Dr. Rafael Lugo Dr. Lugo
Surgery
24 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Can you tell me more about intestinal adhesions?

Can you tell me more about  intestinal adhesions?

A lot: There is a lot to be said about it. They happen most commonly after all abdominal surgeries. Every time that you have surgery in the abdomen, you will develop intestinal adhesions. The only time that you need to address is when they cause a bowel obstruction, ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson Dr. Dickson
Surgery
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Would right inguinal intestinal adhesions typically present with persistent nausea and vomiting?

Would right inguinal intestinal adhesions typically present with persistent nausea and vomiting?

Maybe: If the adhesions cause an obstruction of the bowel, that can cause vomiting. Lots and lots of people have adhesions though, that never cause any problems. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Mcgowan Dr. Mcgowan
Family Medicine
years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Stool in small Intestine means obstruction?Ct shows intussusception & stool in small intestine ,stool seen in exploratory surgery,surgeon did nothing

Stool in small Intestine means obstruction?Ct shows intussusception & stool in small intestine ,stool seen in exploratory surgery,surgeon did nothing

Sounds complex: Sounds like you have had surgery. I would just ask to talk to your surgeon about what was done and why and get your questions answered. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Can you tell me about intestinal adhesions - serious ones - the form after multiple abdominal surgery?

Can you tell me about intestinal adhesions - serious ones - the form after multiple abdominal surgery?

Scar tissue: Scar tissue can form after any abdominal surgery. The more abdominal surgeries one has had and the more complex the surgery the more serious the adhesions. Adhesions can cause other problems such as Bowel obstructions, bloating, abdominal pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Wendt Dr. Wendt
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

Uncertain cause: It's unclear why some people are prone to episodes of intussusception. It's possible that a low fiber diet is promoting dysmotility or making it difficult for the colon to transit stool. Consider increasing the fiber content of your diet by eating a pound of vegetables and fruits a day and transitioning some/most of your proteins to beans and grains, for longevity and improved colon health. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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For Adult Small bowel transient intussusception , is Surgical exploration is more effective or Capsule Endoscopy?no obvious obstruction in CT

For Adult Small bowel transient  intussusception , is Surgical exploration is more effective or Capsule Endoscopy?no obvious obstruction  in CT

Barium enems: Capsule endoscopy is contraindicated and not allowed if intessessuption is suspected. They will try to reduced it by using barium enema pressure with a good success or surgery which could be done lapsrosopically ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I had a CT scan that revealed a small bowel intussusception, a small cyst on left kidney, a small cyst on spleen and a homogenous pharyngeal attenuation of the liver as well as a small amount if fluid in the left adnexa. Are any of these findings signific

I had a CT scan that revealed a small bowel intussusception, a small cyst on left kidney, a small cyst on spleen and a homogenous pharyngeal attenuation of the liver as well as a small amount if fluid in the left adnexa. Are any of these findings signific

Here are some ...: For your current best interest of healthcare, you should direct these Qs to the Doc in the Team since she/he has known of your Hx and can correlate the test findings to your clinical conditions and make a sensible interpretation to suite your situation more than anyone online. Online inquiry at this time may lead to more anxiety & confusion as well as more time/resource-wasting. So, see Doc timely ...Read more

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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Lysis of labial adhesions how they do it?

Lysis of labial adhesions how they do it?

Surgical separation: Labial adhesions or vaginal synechia where labia of both sides get adherent in midline , causing urinary symptoms , seen in prepubertial females , surgically dissected and separated , also occasionally seen in sexually inactive females and elderly. Initial non surgical treatment done with estrogen ; steroid creams ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Alvarez Dr. Alvarez
Surgery
29 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Just had lysis of adhesions. How long before pain will go away? Abdominal adhesions were extensive. On pain meds.

Depends: If the lysis was done for pain, not sure it will help your pain, specially if its same pain as before surgery. If done for a bowel obstruction, then you should get better, sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks to get back to normal after an "open" operation. Contrary to what is often said, specially by gyns, adhesions to bowel do not cause pain unless they also kink and obstruct the bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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I had a laparoscopic appendectomy and lysis of adhesions done 12 days ago. I feel weak and nauseated daily. Is this normal? Is recovery longer?

I had a laparoscopic appendectomy and lysis of adhesions done 12 days ago. I feel weak and nauseated daily. Is this normal?  Is recovery longer?

Will recover soon: Type of surgery you have, return of bowel function will take couple of wks, you will feel better in wk or so, please speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead Dr. Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma
46 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis?

Two questions: Intestinal adhesions are either congenital or acquired. These a fibrous bands between loops of bowel that tether loops of bowel and can be asymptomatic or cause chronic pain or bowel obstruction The acquired kind may be post operative or post peritonitis (infection) One type of peritonitis is tuberculosis that affect the abdominal cavity similar how as it affects the lungs ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you

Bloat is a symptom.: Bloating is not a condition unto itself. It's a symptom that would be indicative of some underlying condition. That condition, depending on what it is, could have long-term consequences. The reason for your bloating needs to be identified. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

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

Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Had a colostomy done 28yrs ago. Possibility of adhesion on intestine?

Huh?: Your question doesn't make too much sense, but yes, adhesions post op are possible for anybody and for long durations of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Linder Dr. Linder
Family Medicine
39 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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What causes adhesions on the intestine?

Peritoneal loss: Intestinal adhesions are due to the loss of the protective peritoneal membrane which envelops the small and large intestines. This is most commonly due to previous surgery but can be due to infection as well. ...Read more

Dr. Nina Hall Dr. Hall
Surgery
years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Abdomen pain and heavyness very frequently. The recent scan report found that, subacute intestinal obstruction due to postoperative adhesions?

Abdomen pain and heavyness very frequently. The recent scan report found that, subacute intestinal obstruction due to postoperative adhesions?

Be mindful: Surgical adhesions are not infrequent, and can lead to small bowel obstruction. Many cases resolve without surgical intervention, which is good! the more surgeries you undergo the more you develop new scar tissue. If you have severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and suddenly are no longer passing gas or bms, to er. If not, small but more frequent meals, high fiber, lots of fluids. ...Read more

Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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During pelvic surgery they saw a kink in my large intestine. Would adhesions be visible if they were the cause? What else could be cause?

During pelvic surgery they saw a kink in my large intestine. Would adhesions be visible if they were the cause? What else could be cause?

Adhesions are seen: If thisisthe first operative procedure then no adhesions to be expected. On the otherhand excess bowel , especially in the sigmoid colon can result in a twist or kink known as volvulus. Did kink get resolved by the surgeon. Intussecption can also occur and look like kink if intraluminal lesion present. ...Read more

Dr. Carly Snyder Dr. Snyder
Psychiatry
10 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

1st csection 4wks ago I've read what issues Csec cause numbness scar tissue adhesions hernias intestinal issues ect do all women have these problems?

Not all women: Those are potential negative consequences as a result of a c/s, but most women do not experience any of these issues. Numbness at the site of the scar is probably more common than the other things listed, which are rare. If you are concerned about anything, call and see your OBGYN. ...Read more

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Adhesions (Definition)

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


Bowel (Definition)

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