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What Causes Adhesions On The Intestine
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
Can severe long term bloating damage the intestine permanently? Does it cause diverticular, volvulus or adhesions? Thank you
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
What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?
Several: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Repeated abdominal surgeries might increase the likelihood of developing abdominal adhesions. In simple terms like cobwebs. These can sometimes be the cause of partial or complete bowel obstructions. The mechanism is different because the source is external as compared to a mass growing inside the bowel. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more
Not commonly: Everyone that has had an a abdominal surgery will form some degree of adhesions. Hopefully most will be minimal. Most patients with "adhesions" will have no problems. If there is chronic or recurrent partial bowel obstructions from adhesions then maybe there could be digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency would not be likely unless they are unable to eat a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I found out I have adhesions in my intestines causing pain. It is getting worse on my lower right side, is surgery needed?
I had a capsule endoscopy that was clear. In April & Aug 18th I had mild bowel obstructions in the sm intestines. Could the camera miss any adhesions?
Stage iii-b crc removed surgically 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago surgery was performed to remove post op adhesion blocking the small intestines, suggested chemo is capeox. When should treatment begin?
Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo for stage iii colorectal cancer would be combination of 5fu/oxaliplatin or capecitabine/oxaliplatin. Chemo can be started as soon as you are recovering well from your surgery. It can be started 4-6 weeks from surgery-providing that all surgical site is healed. Good luck. It is not a common thing to have a colon cancer at age of 30- thus a genetic counselling/testing is recommended. ...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
Laparoscopic surgery: 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. Once you have bowel adhesions there is no good way to eliminate them. Laparoscopic surgery to free the adhesions can be done in many cases if there are significant symptoms. ...Read more
Have had prior surgeries for abd adhesions.Bowel habitshave changed last month to hard bm.Fri i screamed itwasdohard anddaughter had to manually go in?
May be constipation: It could be your adhesions, but if you have had constipation requiring manual dis-impaction, it is more likely that you need to change your diet and drink more water. A tumor in the rectum can also cause these symptoms, and a specialist (gi or surgeon) can do several tests to get you a definitive answer. Do not put it off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery/inflammation: Surgery and inflammation are the usual causes of bowel adhesions. While fewer adhesions form after minimal access (laparoscopic) surgery, some still do form. Inflammatory causes of adhesions include diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the gall bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have several adhesions. The bowel and uterus are adhered and the 2 ovaries as well. How dangerous is this?
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
I'm scheduled to have my ovary removed robotically along with bowel adhesions, endriometrioes removed how long is recovery?
Ask your surgeon ...: Please believe me, i'm not trying to be rude but i believe it's essential that patients ask questions of their physicians/surgeons, especially when it comes to procedures & medications, before agreeing to do/take something. The physician who proposes some procedure/medication should be able to address all your concerns and in fact, should propose answers to questions you haven't yet thought about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told I have fluid around my bowels i had an op for obstructed bowel by adhesions but i've been in and out of hospital ever since.Is this serious?
Fluid around bowels: The fluid around your bowels could be ascites. If you have ascites, it is related to dysfunction of your liver. It is possible the hospital return visits are to manage this fluid, (parcentesis) and the liver dysfunction (biopsy, medications, education). Acsites can complicate any bowel surgery. Okay to ask your hospital team for more details. ...Read more
I have chron's with an ileostomy. I have been having bowel obstructions often that clear up on their own. Having upper gi/small bowel series. What happpens if he finds a stricture or adhesion?
Very difficult: Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form inside the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgeries. Unfortunatel once you have them theres not much you can do to prevent a bowel obstruction in terms of diet or activity. Some people get obstructions frequently others never. If one occurs most times they can be managed without surgery but soetimes another surgery to free the intestines is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about intestinal adhesions - serious ones - the form after multiple abdominal surgery?
I have severe massive adhesions. I have bowel movements that look like adhesions. Is it possible to expel adhesions?
Adhesions: No. If bad enough, they must be surgically corrected. ...Read more
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
I get diarrhoea a lot, I've had bowel surgery twice second time to remove scar tissue everything ok, diarrhoea started does it mean adhesions back?
May not be adhesions: Without knowing all the issues regarding your intestine it may not be the adhesions. We need more of a background of understanding why you're having these type of symptoms what was the original work up. What was the reason for surgery, and what did your gastroenterologist say.. I would advise you discuss this with your gastroenterologist ...Read more
I am postmenopau complex ovar cyst bowel over it have adhesions too being monitored q 3 months drs fear surgery on me dangerous i want this to stop ?
Second opinion: Post menopausal complex cysts need monitoring at minimum. A biopsy, excision, or more is also possible. Okay to ask for a second opinion, take family/friend with you to help ask questions. There are several pre-operative protocols to access risk for ovarian cancer based on labs, exam and ct findings. There are also other diagnosis, like bowel mass, abscess that should be easily addressed. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I had 4 sections.1 op for adhesions on bowel. Tubes clamped. Since 2006 been in and out hospital with severe abdo pain. Now constant?
See surgeon: There are a number of reasons for constant pain, but it needs to be worked up by a surgeon or a gastroenterologist. You may have adhesions, or there may be other issues going on. The work up will include CT scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and possibly exploratory surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
I have insisional hernia, dense bowel adhesions which have moved bowel & attached to hernia. Been vomitting for 10 days &stabbing pain next to navel?
Since TAH 3 years ago laparoscopy found sigmoid to be adhered to pelvic side wall by dense omental and bowel adhesions. What is long term implication?
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I am having open ventral hernia repair surgery with lysis of adhesions from multiple bowel surgeries do u think I will have to stay in hospital over ?
Depends: This Question would best be answered by your surgeon. Depending on your age, other medical conditions, etc, will often determine if you need to stay overnight or can do a same day procedure. Having an open Hernia repair with lysis of adhesions will often require an overnight stay, so be sure to ask and discuss with your Surgeon, best wishes. ...Read more
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
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