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What are the after effects of abdominal adhesions?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Little

Abdominal adhesions are internal scar tissues that forms after mosrt all major surgical procedures in the abdomen.
. Usually there are no consequences of these adhesiins. Less than 5% can result in intestinal obstruction. More operations in the abdomen will increase these adhesions. Laparoscooic surgery may cause less adhesions.

In brief: Little

Abdominal adhesions are internal scar tissues that forms after mosrt all major surgical procedures in the abdomen.
. Usually there are no consequences of these adhesiins. Less than 5% can result in intestinal obstruction. More operations in the abdomen will increase these adhesions. Laparoscooic surgery may cause less adhesions.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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