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Suffered 36 long hours with a perforated ulcer. Now severely full of scar adhesions. Is there any therapy to break them down, like ultrasound therapy?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Glad you survived

Hopefully the delay in emergent life saving surgery for your perforated ulcer was well fetted.
Now you have adhesions, a separate problem related to the ulcer and repair. I do not recommend surgical therapy for adhesions unless they are causing bowel obstruction. If you are not bowel obstructed, massage and ultrasound will not hurt you.

In brief: Glad you survived

Hopefully the delay in emergent life saving surgery for your perforated ulcer was well fetted.
Now you have adhesions, a separate problem related to the ulcer and repair. I do not recommend surgical therapy for adhesions unless they are causing bowel obstruction. If you are not bowel obstructed, massage and ultrasound will not hurt you.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately not

Multiple surgeries or contamination of the abdominal cavity known as peritonitis produces adhesions.
Unfortunately, there are no known non-invasive measures such as ultrasound to rid you of these adhesions. Surgical lysis of adhesions may be necessary if you are symptomatic however the disadvantage is that that more surgery promotes more adhesions.

In brief: Unfortunately not

Multiple surgeries or contamination of the abdominal cavity known as peritonitis produces adhesions.
Unfortunately, there are no known non-invasive measures such as ultrasound to rid you of these adhesions. Surgical lysis of adhesions may be necessary if you are symptomatic however the disadvantage is that that more surgery promotes more adhesions.
Dr. Camil Sader
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