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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Yesplease see your primary provider if this condition doesn't improve. Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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