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Could I have scar tissue on my colon after vaginal hysterectomy; and how would I know?
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Adhesions
Any intra-abdominal process like a hysterectomy can cause scarring/adhesions within the abdominal cavity.
It does not cause actual scarring of the colon unless it was injured intra-op.

In brief: Adhesions
Any intra-abdominal process like a hysterectomy can cause scarring/adhesions within the abdominal cavity.
It does not cause actual scarring of the colon unless it was injured intra-op.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Adhesions and scar tissue are quite common after any surgery.
The minimal manipulation of the bowel at the time of a vaginal hysterectomy is unlikely to cause significant problems, but it is certainly possible. That risk is further increased in the case of post operative complications like bleeding and/or infection. The only way to know for sure would be to undergo another surgery to look.

In brief: Yes
Adhesions and scar tissue are quite common after any surgery.
The minimal manipulation of the bowel at the time of a vaginal hysterectomy is unlikely to cause significant problems, but it is certainly possible. That risk is further increased in the case of post operative complications like bleeding and/or infection. The only way to know for sure would be to undergo another surgery to look.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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