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Which organs can be affected by adhesions?

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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
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In brief: Mostly intestines

Usually the intestines are most affected by adhesions, but in theory, other organs could be as well.
When intestines are affected, adhesions can cause a blockage that may require stomach decompression with a tube through the nose and sometimes surgery.

In brief: Mostly intestines

Usually the intestines are most affected by adhesions, but in theory, other organs could be as well.
When intestines are affected, adhesions can cause a blockage that may require stomach decompression with a tube through the nose and sometimes surgery.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Many possibilities

Adhesions or scar tissue can be found anywhere.
Adhesions are part of the healing process. They can scar together loops of bowel in the abdominal/peritoneal cavity causing bowel obstruction. Most of the time, bowel adhesions can be treated without surgery, using bowel rest, bowel decompression and fluids. Scar/adhesions in joints shoulders and back, occasionally need surgery.

In brief: Many possibilities

Adhesions or scar tissue can be found anywhere.
Adhesions are part of the healing process. They can scar together loops of bowel in the abdominal/peritoneal cavity causing bowel obstruction. Most of the time, bowel adhesions can be treated without surgery, using bowel rest, bowel decompression and fluids. Scar/adhesions in joints shoulders and back, occasionally need surgery.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Abdomen

Intranet abdominal organs most commonly.

In brief: Abdomen

Intranet abdominal organs most commonly.
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Agree; in gynecology, pelvic adhesions are also common.
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