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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

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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Abdominal bloating/fullness, constipation, bleeding in stool, infrequent Abdominal pain. Does a normal abdominal ultrasound rule out something serious?

Abdominal bloating/fullness, constipation, bleeding in stool, infrequent Abdominal pain. Does a normal abdominal ultrasound rule out something serious?

No: Well, it's a qualified no. US is good for looking at solid organs but not so good for bowel. However it seems you already have an irritable bowel diagnosis and you might have inflammatory bowel disease as well, so imaging-wise CT will be more useful ...Read more

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Symptoms: nausea, fatigue, lower abdominal discomfort by c-section scar, & headaches. What could this be?

Symptoms: nausea, fatigue, lower abdominal discomfort by c-section scar, & headaches. What could this be?

Wound infection?: This could be one of several things such as early infection, hernia, adhesions, bowel obstruction, etc. I would see your gynecologist or family physician for an evaluation and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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I am experiencing upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...

I am experiencing  upper abdominal pain, bloating or abdominal fullness, abdominal discomfort, fatigue and abdominal pain (all over) (severity: mil...

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure things out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. A doctor can evaluate for gall bladder or other problems. ...Read more

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I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?

I have intermittent right abdominal discomfort usually relieved after bowel movement, is this symptoms of appendicitis?

No: Appendicitis is not intermittent. You'll also have fever and chills with it. You may have irregular bowel though. Talk to your physician to start evaluation. ...Read more

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Is bellybutton pain / discomfort related to IBS ?

Is bellybutton pain / discomfort related to IBS ?

Maybe but consider..: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts  Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?

Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

Severe lower left abdominal pain. Have had hysterectomy, appendectomy, ct, colonoscopy. No answers. Pain is intermittent w/no pattern/trigger. Ideas?

IBD: You may have ibd if all those studies are negative. If so, then treatment with metamucil or its equivalent, should relieve your symptoms. Another cause could be pelvic adhesions. You should see a surgeon, a diagnostic laparoscopy may be in order depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain with chronic diarrhea, several mis-diagnosis'?

See details: The causes are many including ibs, celiac disease, lactose intolerance and inflammatory bowel disease. The only reasonable advice is to speak with a gastroenterologist or seek a 2nd one if you have already seen one previously. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Can an abdominal incisional hernia cause nausea, bloating at times & constipation?

Incisional Hernia: If a portion of your intestine gets stuck in the incisional hernia, then it can cause symptoms of nausea, bloating and constipation. If you are having these symptoms then you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if i completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Had clear scope d/ w IBS - does IBS cause lower left abdominal constant discomfort?The pain however is not relieved after movement?

Had clear scope d/ w IBS - does IBS cause lower left abdominal  constant discomfort?The pain however is not relieved after movement?

More sprecific tests: Ibs is garbage can diagnosis meaning "we don't know". Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like diagnostechs stool or genova cdsa to discover real cause. Could also commonly be food allergy - i was told all my life i had ibs until i discovered my gluten allergy. Dig deeper and get the answer. ...Read more

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Had clear scope d/ w IBS - does IBS cause lower left abdominal constant discomfort?The pain however is not relieved after movement?

Had clear scope d/ w IBS - does IBS cause lower left abdominal  constant discomfort?The pain however is not relieved after movement?

Maybe not: The key to your answer is in the definition of "constant discomfort." if you are awakening from sleep due to pain, your symptoms don't come and go but are unchanging and ever present (or are actually worsening) then it is unlikely you have irritable bowel syndrome. In such a case, further evaluation is warranted rather than you just taking symptom-based medicine. ...Read more

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What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

What causes periumbilical pain & numbness 1 week post abdominal hysterectomy for very large fibroid?

Retractors: It is common to have numbness and pain at the site of your incision. If your incision is not near your umbilicus, then i would blame the retractor (a surgical instrument used to hold open the incision). The pain should resolve as you recover, the numbness may or may not. ...Read more

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Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

See doctor: Your have various symptoms that need to be carefully examined and needs proper history and may be few more test including radio imaging study. You better see your physician ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts ruptured 2 wk ago. Severe abdominal pain &distended abdomen, fever, sweating, nausea, free fluid in abdomen, can't pass bm. Peritonitis?

Ovarian cysts ruptured 2 wk ago. Severe abdominal pain &distended abdomen, fever, sweating, nausea, free fluid in abdomen, can't pass bm. Peritonitis?

Free blood: When ovarian cysts rupture spontaneously the process is associated with release of free blood in the peritoneal cavity. This produces pain on abdominal and pelvic exam related to amt. of blood released. Peritonitis is usually not present and can be checked by blood count and exam indicating rebound tenderness associated with peritonitis. ...Read more

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Would right inguinal intestinal adhesions typically present with persistent nausea and vomiting?

Would right inguinal intestinal adhesions typically present with persistent nausea and vomiting?

Maybe: If the adhesions cause an obstruction of the bowel, that can cause vomiting. Lots and lots of people have adhesions though, that never cause any problems. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis occur without severe lower abdomen pain...?

Less common: Can be occult and perforate and cause abscess and be later pain and problems. Rare to heal itself. Usual, with pain, localizing, and need removal. ...Read more

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Adhesions surgery due to painmy abdomen has distended horribly, discfort, mild pain, constipation, nausea, cramps, and adhesions post-surgery yrs ago.

I would consider: Treating constipation with miralax, (polyethylene glycol) two times per day if needed, or mag citrate. Unless you have bowel obstruction, few will be excited to take you to surgery. It may or may not be adhesions but i would guess you had pain with surgery for adhesions. Sometimes there is pain and adhesions but adhesions incidental finding. Consider getting seen, it may be time for colonoscopy, gyn exam good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Hector Chapa
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Abdominal Adhesions (Definition)

adhesions are bands of tissue, usually between your ...Read more