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Unread 08-18-2005, 02:35 PM
Another adhesion question.

I recently had my yearly check-up with my regular doc. I told her about these pains I have been having along my incision line. (The bikini cut area.) I had my hysterectomy LAVH, but I had three children by c-section and had my left ovary removed though the same abdominal surgery. My doctor did a very through exam, and determined that my pain was most likely from adhesions. My question is, can adhesions cause bowel problems, or are they just painful and that is there only symptom? Sometimes the pain I have down there is like a period cramp.
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Unread 08-18-2005, 03:47 PM
Another adhesion question.

Yes, I think adhesions could cause bowel problems. It all depends on where they are located and whether they are attached to any other organs.

Unread 08-18-2005, 04:05 PM
Another adhesion question.

Can adhesions cause blood in your stool?
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Unread 08-18-2005, 04:25 PM
Another adhesion question.

I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't think so. If you are having blood in your stool, you may want to consult with a gastro doctor. That definetly needs to be checked out! Did you mention the blood in the stool to your doctor when you had your exam?
Unread 08-19-2005, 07:26 AM
Another adhesion question.

Hi Jenny!
The adhesions can cause bowell problems if they are causing your intestines to be pulled in an unusual direction, or even restricting the passage of waste through them. In fact, they have been known to cause blockages if left untreated in some people. That being said - 1) if you are bleeding - what color is the blood??? If it is dark (think coffee grounds) then it is coming from deep inside and is definately a medical emergency! If it is bright red - like when you scrape yourself - then you may have an irritation that can be brought on by any number of things - but it is usually nothing life threatening! 2) Is your pain always associated with a BM? Have you noticed a change in your bowel habits? Particularly when you eat certain foods? (Not talking about the regular make-you-run-to-the-bathroom type foods!!! )

Keep this in mind and call your doctor!!! Tell them exactly what you are seeing/experiencing. If they can't help, ask to be referred to a gastro doc (like Kim said).

Take care! Keep us posted on how you are doing!
Unread 08-19-2005, 02:31 PM
Another adhesion question.

The blood is not really in the stool, its more on it. I have had a IBS flare up this week, and my stools have been looser, so when its looser, it makes it look like it is in it kinda. Know what I mean. I know that I have hemorroids something bad. When I had my yearly exam, and she did that fun rectal exam, she said I was real swollen there. She did one of those occult blood screening then too, and it was negative. I have an appointment with her on Mon.
Unread 08-19-2005, 02:50 PM
Another adhesion question.

I hope all goes well on Monday. Try to have a good weekend....
Unread 08-19-2005, 02:53 PM
Another adhesion question.

As everyone else here said, I would probably check out the bleeding situation with a gastro doc. It's true...if it is bright red it may be a it's dark there would be more reason to be alarmed.

I have had adhesions on my intestines and I can tell you for sure that they are painful and do cause bowel problems. I had nausea, pain, had trouble eating, and going to the bathroom.

Unread 08-20-2005, 01:11 AM
Another adhesion question.

I had/have adhesions around my colon and can tell you that yes, the can, and usually do, cause pain/pulling/discomfort. My GI Dr isnt concerned with them since things are moving fine in that area.

Re: the blood--this needs to be checked out regardless of where YOU think the blood is coming from. Its probably from your hemmorhoids, however that should be determined by your DR.

stay well

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