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Dr. Glenn Messina
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Adhesion and scar tissue after laporoscopic surgery what are side effects?

Adhesion and scar tissue after laporoscopic surgery what are side effects?

Dont worry: We always heal with scar formation. Adhesions are sheet like scars that span across the abdomen. In many cases you have them for yeas and never are bothered by them. The risk is one of these bands wrapping around your intestine and strangling it. In that case you will have intense abdominal pain an distention. It likely will never happen but check any abdominal pain greater than normal cramps ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

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


Dr. Addagada Rao
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When does risk of adhesion from C-section go away?Had 2nd child via C-section over 3yrs ago.When does/did risk end?When does scar tissue stop growing?

When does risk of adhesion from C-section go away?Had 2nd child via C-section over 3yrs ago.When does/did risk end?When does scar tissue stop growing?

Yes Repeat: C section adhesion symptoms may improve as they were cleared during procedure but most likely will form again. Scar tissue is a dynamic process collagen tissue constantly remolds never stops in some it will diminish and others will exaggerate as in keloids , risk will never end ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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If I have loads of scar tissue and adhesions from 2 previous c-sections. What complications/risks would there be during the 3rd c-section ?

If I have loads of scar tissue and adhesions from 2 previous c-sections. What complications/risks would there be during the 3rd c-section ?

Several: Damage to bladder, damage to bowel, difficulty removing/delivering the baby in a timely manner, possibly necessitating midline incision, uterine rupture/dehiscence, and others. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Sexton
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How can you cure pain from surgical scar tissue (adhesions) without taking OTC painkillers?

How can you cure pain from surgical scar tissue (adhesions) without taking OTC painkillers?

You cannot: Most surgical adhesions do not cause pain. If you are having pain you should go see your surgeon. Pain killers do not cure anything, but rather create a new problem-drug addiction. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
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Can you tell me how can your doctor diagnose you with having scar tissue or adhesions on or around your ovaries?

Can you tell me how can your doctor diagnose you with having scar tissue or adhesions on or around your ovaries?

Take a look: A doc can give a presumptive diagnosis, followed by recommendation for procedure to confirm diagnosis. Adhesion is very common and over used as a source of pain. Typically a surgery to look inside, see the adhesion, resect them or make an additional diagnosis is definitive. Okay to have a risk/benefit discussion with your doc about this. Take a friend. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Would pelvic scar tissue and adhesions make it so it's hard for me to get pregnant ? I tried for 6 months and nothing i had a laparscopy will it help?

Would pelvic scar tissue and adhesions make it so it's hard for me to get pregnant ? I tried for 6 months and nothing i had a laparscopy will it help?

Possibly: If the scar tissue and adhesions affect your fallopian tubes, this could interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Your gynecologist would be best to evaluate and advise you about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I have a ovary that feels like its pulsing Ive had PID in the past with multiple adhesions and scar tissue one ovary has been removed what can it be?

Ovarian symptoms: First, this may not be your ovary you are feeling. Secondly, if it is there may be PID again, an ovarian cyst, scarring from prior inflammation producing changes in the ovary or fallopian tube, and so on and so on. The best thing is to see a gynecologist and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Carly Snyder
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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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Dr. Anthony Brignoni
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What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis?I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions.How do I control pain?I'm on bc pill

What is the best treatment plan for endometriosis?I am 22yo and had laparoscopy to remove scar tissue & adhesions.How do I control pain?I'm on bc pill

Tx after lap/ endo: If your not planning to conceive , the best approach after laparoscopy would be to treat with 6 month course of Lupron therapy. You may then consider Nexplanon , depoprovera or a Mirena iud. Ocp's is an option , but not a good one to controll endometriosis ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Having laparoscopy due to painful intercourse doc thinks loads of scar tissue and adhesions from previous c-sections. Scared of having the surgery?

Having laparoscopy due to painful intercourse doc thinks loads of scar tissue and adhesions from previous c-sections. Scared of having the surgery?

Normal: Its normal to be afraid of having an operation. While everything has risk, the chance of something bad happening is very, very low. The chance of having some pain relief is overall about 60-70% when considering all patients undergoing laparoscopy for pain. So the odds are in your favor that it will help, and there won't be complications. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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