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has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery??? has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

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Unread 02-12-2006, 04:05 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

Hi Sisters,
It is now time to make up my mind. Both my MD and pelvic pain specialist think I should have surgery to remove suspected adhesions. I have not read one positive post on this surgery. Has ANYBODY had any good experience with this surgery, or am I only asking for more problems? Some days I just want to throw in the towel and give up!!!!!!
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Unread 02-12-2006, 06:04 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

I would love to hear some good news on this myself!
Unread 02-12-2006, 06:56 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

Me too... I've got surgery on wednesday!
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Unread 02-13-2006, 12:52 AM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

I'm due to have a laparoscopy on March 1st for suspected adhesions and/or endo. Is this the sort of surgery you mean or is there something more radical. I've asked my gynae. and my GP about this because I was concerned about having adhesions on my adhesions so to speak! Both advised to go ahead with the diagnostic laparoscopy but I have to see a uro-gynae. as well and his advice was 'don't touch it with a barge pole' so I've got mixed messages here!! So if anyone has advice then I'd welcome it too!!!
Take Care,

Unread 02-13-2006, 09:59 AM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

I had surgery for adheasions and an Oophorectomy in Oct 06. I do feel a lot of relief from the surgery. The dr. said I looked like a spider web in there. My scar tissue was so thick that my Gyn could not locate the Left ovary. Said he could not find it. He thought it might have been taking out with my Hyster in 1991. But US test shows it is still there. So I'm not sure if the minor pain is coming from the ovary or from scar tissue. I would have done the surgery again just to get the relief I have now. Adhesion pain is terrible This is the second surgery I had for adhesions Having c-sec's caused all this. around 15 yrs after the 1st surgey I started having severe problems agian.
Unread 02-13-2006, 12:34 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

I had adhesion removal surgery this past Jan 12. I finally had pain free intercourse And I must add that bowel movements are much better. My doc said I was a mess in there. My left ovary was wrapped in scar tissue, also. I would have to say I am a success story!
Unread 02-13-2006, 01:25 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

Dear whatsnormal,
I am also curious to see what anyone has to say concerning this procedure. I am scheduled to see a specialist on the 16th about the very same thing. I am scared to death of having more pain. I am still having light vaginal bleeding and lower right abdo pain... more apparent when i have to go to the bathroom(poop). I have gotten a clean bill of health from a gastroenterologist and urologist. I saw a gyno who kind of blew me off until I asked for more testing since I was having unaddressed symptoms and feared losing my job. He then ordered a Ct scan of my pelvis/abdomen and lo and behold... abnormalities were noted. I received a copy of the report and he was amazed that the exact spot that causes me pain is where the problematic area is on the scan. The radiologist said it was impossible to diagnose my problem from the scan which was hard to read as a result of bilateral streaking calcifications, possibly ovarian in nature. It then goes on to state that I had a vaginal hysterectomy...uterus absent. but then it says... ovaries are present by history only. What does by history mean? Does it mean that I say that they are there but they can not be found on the scan? It also says that I have adnexal bilateral scarring as a reslut of post op complications. It states that pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound would be useless and that diagnostic exploratory laparoscopy is highly recommended. I have tried and tried unsuccessfully to find any info on ovarian calcifications but have come up empty. I am wondering if it is the cause of my pain and I might be able to finally rest and play easier.( Have not even tried sex...ugh... 8 months+) If anyone reads this and has any input I would be greatly appreciative as I am at a loss and feeling desperate. I find myself getting nervous when I think of what I may find out. I wish all in the same spot lots of luck in finding a cure for our pain. Best of luck. Thanks for letting me vent, too. Tami S. in Florida
Unread 02-13-2006, 02:04 PM

Hi sisters,
Thanks for responding. They say misery loves company, but in this case I wish NO ONE had to suffer like this! I would like to ask you all if you could "describe" your symptoms of adhesions. Everything I read seems so confusing. It seems they are actually hard to describe, come and go in severity, and that is why we are sometimes not taken seriously by doctors. I had a TAH/BSO so I know my ovaries have nothing to do with this. I also had a CT scan, colonoscopy & cystoscopy, all of which came back fine. Some days I feel almost "normal", other days I throb so bad I can barely make it through the work day, then its home to the heating pad for the night. I KNOW I can't wear a pair of jeans, can't take any pressure at all over the scar. And it has been over 2 1/2 years! Some doctors are like, well you work all day, so it can't be that bad!!! Bad or not, this is NOT normal! Then it plays with your mind, and some days I think thats it, maybe I'm just crazy after all!!! I know I wasn't crazy BEFORE this surgery though, maybe that is a side effect (lol).
Anyway, thanks again. This pelvic pain dr wants to do a lap, I don't know how he could possibly help a six inch incision pain with a lap though, so that is one of the big reasons I am afraid. If I can't be "cured" all they way, I don't know if I want to risk being worse off, you know what I mean? Heaven help us all.
Unread 02-13-2006, 06:12 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

I finally talked my "namesake" GYN (har har) into doing a diagnostic lap (he thinks that adhesions and endo are fairy tale creatures, for the most part) - but I've had so many procedures, starting with an emergency C-section (inner navel to pelvic bone), then on to endo removal, cyst removal, hysterectomy... I think the possibility is VERY real. The earmarks are there - I've got entrapped nerves, pain shooting down one leg, ripping, needling pain in entire pelvic/abdominal area that has spread steadily since 3 months post-op (hyst). So now he thinks there may be a remote possibility and he's willing to go in and clean house
The pain hit critical status around the end of last summer and my DH & I have been to just about every doc in our area... most of them came to the conclusion of probable adhesions and possibly endo, but none wanted to do anything about it, so we would be passed off to the next doc.
I think there may be a stigma attached to the condition - maybe most docs don't want to deal with the problem because of the chances of regrowth? I don't know about anyone else here, but I've been stuck in this bleepin' bed for MONTHS going stir-crazy and would do just about anything to get some relief... even if it's only temporary. If I have to sign up for annual elective surgery to get rid of the problem, so be it, you know?
In any case, I asked the doc to do a ton of imaging so I could see what was in there as well - and to keep for my own records... I asked him to use a barrier to lessen the chances of regrowth, too.
Also, in the FYI dept., lasering is supposed to be more efficient than cutting... less regrowth in studies.
Okey doke... wish me luck - and best of luck to all of you!
BTW, Have you all checked out the info in the other adhesions posts in Road? Stretching, Vitamin E, et al? As soon as I'm healed up from the lap, I'm going to give this route a shot (I haven't been able to do yoga since approx. 2 months post op.)
Unread 02-13-2006, 06:30 PM
has ANYONE had good luck with adhesion removal surgery???

Has anybody ask about using celebrex before surgery,
or any kind of anti-inflammatory?

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