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Will abdominal adhesions grow back after being surgically removed 6 months ago?

Will abdominal adhesions grow back after being surgically removed 6 months ago?

Likely: Intra-abdominal adhesions form after most any surgery inside the abdomen. Laparoscopic or minimal surgery may form the least adhesions. Each re-operation increases the amount of adhesions for most people. Adhesions that form are usually benign and do not have consequences. Intestinal blockage can sometimes come from adhesions, and pain is usually not caused by adhesions. Read more

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Dr. Mark Aranson
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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


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I had 6 abdominal surgeries and have horrible adhesion's. Surgery was in march and I have horrible back pain. Should I worry about adhesion spreading?

I had 6 abdominal surgeries and have horrible adhesion's. Surgery was in march and I have horrible back pain. Should I worry about adhesion spreading?

Adhesions: Adhesions resulting after abdominal operations usually present in the form of partial or complete bowel obstruction. Isolated pain without any nausea, vomiting and bloated/ distended abdomen is typically not due to adhesions. There is no medical treatment for adhesions and operative correction is not needed unless it is causing bowel obstruction which is not responsive to non surgical management. 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

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Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Are there any good books on abdominal adhesions?

Surgery text: Schwartz sabiston may have as much as anywhere. Abdominal are fibrous bands -tissue that occur after surgery or inflammation and can attach to bowel and organs. Not a problem unless bowel gets twisted and obstructed / or one needs another abdominal operation. Read more

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What can I do about possible abdominal adhesions?

What can I do about possible abdominal adhesions?

No sympt? Do nothing: See your doc. If you have no symptoms, e.g. Recurring pain, or blockages, then no need to do anything. Got symptoms? Individualized evaluation and treatment. Sometimes surgery is done for obstruction due to adhesions. The surgery cuts (lyses) the problem adhesions, but the surgery causes new adhesions which may or may not become a problem in the future.. Read more

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Can the pain come and go with abdominal adhesions?

Can the pain come and go with abdominal adhesions?

Not directly: Adhesions do not in and of themselves cause pain. They can lead to pain if they are causing obstruction, wherein the dilating bowel above the obstruction distends and is painful and cramping. Pain may be present if there's traction caused by an adhesion, usually causing pain with twisting of the body - not very common. That's about it. Good luck. Read more

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How can I relieve abdominal adhesion pain from surgery?

Possibly: It is difficult to say that abdominal pain is from adhesions, since anyone that has had surgery will likely form adhesions and most people do not have pain. If all other possible causes of pain have been ruled out, then surgery to cut adhesions and insert adhesion retarding material like sepia film may work, but success is not assured and there can be significant complications. Read more

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Can you tell me more about abdominal adhesion's and surgery?

Can you tell me more about abdominal adhesion's and surgery?

Congenital / acquire: Surgical adhesions occur after open surgery and less now after Laproscopic surgery. Cause is unknown but handling of the intestines seem to be associated. These lead to bowel obstruction or chronic pain syndromes. They are also common after infectious peritonitis. Some you are born with (congenital) which are filamentous tether between loops of bowel and the abdominal wall just like the acquired Read more

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Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Is there more than one good way to treat abdominal adhesions?

Yes: Yesplease see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. Read more

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What pain tablets can I use for pain due to abdominal adhesions?

Seek cause of pain.: 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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Is it normal for the pain to come and go with abdominal adhesions?

Is it normal for the pain to come and go with abdominal adhesions?

Yes: Adhesions unfortunately are the consequence of any surgery. More surgery will create more adhesions so in general further surgery is not recommended for pain alone. Reserve surgery for intestinal obstructions or intractable pain. Read more

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What are all the symptoms of abdominal adhesions and how bad do the pains get?

What are all the symptoms of abdominal adhesions and how bad do the pains get?

Several: Abdominal colicky pain, abdominal distention, no stool or flatus, nausea, fever, vomitting. Initially, they need to confirm obstruction with an exam and an xray or ct scan. Then initially will be treated with complete bowel rest (nothing by mouth) and IV fluids, with or without a nasogastric tube. If it doesn't resolve in 24 hours surgery may be necessary. Good luck. Read more

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Please answer! What percentage of women form adhesions after abdominal surgery?

Any operation: Or infection or inflammation can cause adhesions. Severity and amount of adhesions would depend on each individual case. Read more

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Are there any treatments available for severe recurrent abdominal adhesions without surgery?

Are there any treatments available for severe recurrent abdominal adhesions without surgery?

No: There are no current non-surgical treatments available to my knowledge. Additionally, I do not endorse surgical treatment for abdominal adhesions as this typically results in more adhesions and worsening of symptoms. I recommend symptom control for nausea and pain. Surgery should be reserved for when the adhesions cause a bowel obstruction. Read more

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What are the after effects of abdominal adhesions?

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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Dr. Hector Chapa
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Abdominal Adhesions (Definition)

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