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Unread 02-22-2005, 10:43 PM
adhesions and scar tissue

Dear Mt Dew Peg, In my qwest for diagnosing myself in case the doctor can't figure it out, I have read a lot of information on adhesions today and it has scared the heck of me. However, as much as I would love to stick my head in the sand, I am not any better. There is another thread about 2ofeach, who is having her 7th surgery tomorrow..this is horrific, but true. There are others on this website who are not doing so dandy right now. How did you find out about your adhesion specialist? Please check out the thread "Back Under the Knife Again This Wed" and tell us all what you know about finding an adhesion specialist. Thanks. BT
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Unread 02-23-2005, 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by nervous redhead
Mariane, I realize you have had a lot of adhesions and surgeries, but why would any doctor say you had to wait until you had a bowel obstruction...that is so dangerous?

He said that because of my history with adhesions (which I first had from the endo) that doing surgery again just to remove the adhesions (as much as they could) would only cause them to come back and only offer me a little time of relief. The last time was only 4 weeks of relief. It is not worth it to me at this point being opened up for the 4th time to only have one month pain free. He also offered to do a surgery where they remove part of the nerve that innervates your pelvis, he said the success rate is 50/50----not good enough for me to go through that as far as I am concerned.
We wouldn't literally wait til I was totally obstructed, I keep a diary of my bowel habits and if I become too constipated, I am to go to the doc. I also have a rectocele so I have to make sure that I go everyday to prevent that torture.

BT- sounds to me like you might have another enterocele or rectocele going on, cause my adhesions never felt like that, only when I developed the rectocele did I have the pressure and "something in there" feeling in the vagina.
I would go see your doc ASAP, cause you shouldn't have to be suffering like this.
Unread 02-23-2005, 01:15 PM
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Hi Sisters,

Would like to say Im sorry for all you ladies that are having this trouble

When can the pain of adhesions start?
I have just read another tread from a sister at 3 weeks had been rushed back in for surgrey

Take care you all.

Tricia x x x
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Unread 02-23-2005, 02:04 PM
adhesions and scar tissue

When can the pain of adhesions start?
Unfortunately our bodies form adhesions after surgery. Adhesions form as a defense mechanism to the trauma and tissue/organ handling that takes place during surgery. The formation process begins before we leave the operating room. There are certain techniques that can be used during surgery to help limit the amount that forms; for example: not using gloves that contain talc, limit the actual handling of organs, keep blood loss at a minimum and be sure that any blood that might have leaked into the pelvic or abdominal regions are cleaned up immediately. There are also products available that can be used during surgery that were developed to decrease formation also.

The pain they may cause can be quite severe as can the possible complications they can cause. They are an almost inevitable outcome of surgery - a high percentage of women undergoing a hysterectomy will develop adhesions. Not all adhesions will cause pain or problems. Some people go through life never even knowing they have them. Then there are those that can have a small amount of them but suffer a great deal of pain & sometimes ongoing health issues because of them. Their location and what they are adhered to can make a big difference in the issues they may create. Adhesions can be a very real aftermath of undergoing a hysterectomy.

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