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What do abdominal adhesions feel like when you touch or rub your abdomen?

What do abdominal adhesions feel like when you touch or rub your abdomen?

Not palpable: In general, you nor the physician can feel adhesions. They can be thick or filmy , small or relatively large but are within the abdominal cavity and deeper than one can feel. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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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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What are the after effects of abdominal adhesions?

Often, none.: Adhesions are the inevitable consequence of prior abdominal surgery and/or inflammation within the abdominal cavity. These adhesions compartmentalize the abdomen and may(rarely)cause the intestine to twist on itself, causing an acute small bowel obstruction. They are (all-too)often implicated as a cause of chronic abdominal or pelvic pain; this is a "diagnosis of exclusion"-search for other causes. ...Read more

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Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Can abdominal adhesions cause pain after colonoscopy?

Possibly: As the scope is advanced and air placed in the colon some degree of stretch and distortion can occur putting tension and possibly tearing adhesions in the abdominal cavity. These can cause pain and even potentially bleeding.If you are having pain especially with a fever or nausea, please call your endoscopist and discuss with them. They need to be aware to determine if a complication has occured. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done to relieve pain and symptoms for abdominal adhesions caused by 7 previous surgeries?

DIET: One out of ten patients who have had abdominal surgery will require additional surgery for small bowel obstruction due to adhesive disease. If you have a narrow intestinal channel due to adhesions, certain foods(hard to digest types/large peices of meat, nuts, raw veges, beans with husks) or incomplete chewing may result in a blockage.A soft, easy to digest type of diet may be your best option. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medicine for abdominal adhesions that I can buy from CVS or Walgreen? I have a family member overseas suffering this. Thanks.

Is there any OTC medicine for abdominal adhesions that I can buy from CVS or Walgreen? I have a family member overseas suffering this. Thanks.

No: there is no medication, OTC or prescription, which will prevent or eliminates intra-abdominal adhesions. The only cure for them would be more surgery, if they cause obstruction of the bowels or other organs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are abdominal adhesions?

What are abdominal adhesions?

Adhesions : Scar tissue which usually forms as the result of prior surgery, injuryvor in some cases significant infection.In the abdomen this scar tissue can result in a bowel blockage or obstruction. This may in turn lead to surgery to resolve the problem. This may be referred to as lysis (cutting) of adhesions. ...Read more

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What exactly are abdominal adhesions?

What exactly are abdominal adhesions?

Scar tissue: Abdominal adhesions represent scar tissue attaching between different abdominal organs. This can be triggered by any process of inflammation or surgery. Treatment is usually observation or surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of abdominal adhesions?

What are the symptoms of abdominal adhesions?

Zero to major: Abdominal adhesion form as a result of inflammation and the common causes include infection, trauma, benign/malignant growth, and surgery. Some adhesions are asymptomatic and found incidentally by your surgeon while attending to other problem. Some adhesions can be problematic and cause bowel obstruction and pain - a topic of heated debates. ...Read more

Dr. Hector Chapa
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Abdominal Adhesions (Definition)

Abdominal adhesions are often a complication or result of abdominal surgery, where abnormal scar tissue forms between the abdominal organs. This causes them to stick together and can lead to obstruction or ...Read more


Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more