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Unread 07-27-2007, 07:10 PM
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Ladies, is there anything we can do post-surgery to help adhesions from coming back? I was told by a nurse (yesterday before my surgery) to take it a little easy but otherwise push through the pain...stretch...rip...so they'll scab back over without sticking to something else. Then I just read somewhere on here to NOT strain...stretch...rip or that can cause bleeding which makes more adhesions. Did anyone have surgery to get rid of extensive adhesions and NOT have them eventually come back? I don't know whether to coddle my side, or cowboy up! Any input would be appreciated.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 08:46 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

I'm not sure and I'd be real curious to see what any others can comment on. Things I've read basically tell you to take it easy, no bending, lifting, stretching, etc. I'm an avid yoga fan and my gyno has suggested waiting for 6 weeks or more before going back to yoga for fear of too much stretching. I've no clue what to advise and would love to see an "expert" weigh in. I'm just 5 weeks post op and don't EVER want my poor abdomen opened again!
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Unread 07-29-2007, 10:23 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

Well I am no expert at this except that I know what it feels like to have to deal with adhesions. I've already had one lap surgery in April with both ovaries attached to my bowel. Now again I am in pain again with my bowels and doctors are considering another surgery. After my surgery I was told not to do much that I needed to heal up for 2 weeks.Hopefully you won't have any problems with this. You just had your surgery, focus on your recovery, wishing you well.
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Unread 08-09-2007, 12:00 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

tinangelphx--

I haven't heard before of the 'push through the pain' theory that nurse told you about. I've only ever heard and read about the 'take it easy to stop future bleeding and upset' theory myself. From what I've read and heard, it's the bleeding and exposure/irritation of and to the areas during things such as endometriosis, infection, and surgery that cause the adhesions to form.

Scientists in medicine are working to develop things to help prevent their formation. My doctor used one of these products on me during my adhesion removal this past June. After removing adhesions, he wrapped my ovaries in Interceed, a dissolvable sheet of material that lasts approx. 30 days. This is purported to have a 50% chance of reducing adhesion formation in the future. I guess I'll see if it helps or not by just waiting it out.

I'm not sure what can be done to prevent adhesions after surgery. The only things I've ever read have said to take it easy right after surgery to prevent bleeding and thus the formation of more possible internal scar tissue/adhesions. There are a few theories involving Chinese herbs but I don't personally put much stock in unproven things such as that.

I do hope all the adhesiolysis stuff works for each of us who has to undergo it. I plan on doing whatever it takes to feel as normal as possible. Though I do get tired of all the medical 'interventions' I keep having to have, I still want to have normal relations with my DH without having to worry about pain, etc.

Sending extra +++ thoughts to each of you....
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Unread 08-09-2007, 01:36 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

Adhesions are scare words for me as I was up and going at the end of week one ..next to no pain and felt great..had 3 c-sections and always recovered quickly..I might have over exerted myself but had not heard about adhesions..since joining this site I have read a few articles on the topic so I am taking it slower but scared that adhesions may already have formed..how do you really know? I am at week five and doing so much less than i did at week 2 and 3 because of adhesion scare..scared that the damage has already been done..
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Unread 08-12-2007, 10:51 PM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

Do you feel pain when you have one of those forming?
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Unread 08-13-2007, 06:51 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

I don't know how long they take to form or how to prevent them. Any other experts out there?
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Unread 08-13-2007, 11:28 AM
Adhesion post op pain- help!

Ladies--

There are many links about adhesions in our Hyster Sisters Resources click here-->[The Road Less Traveled--Adhesion Resources]. You can read quite a bit if you are wanting more info.

From what I understand, adhesions can form right away and be felt almost immediately or they can take awhile to make their presence known. What was interesting for me to read is that most people who have them do NOT feel them at all. What a HUGE plus. + (So, if you don't already have and feel them, you may never have a problem.)

I'm hoping those of us who've already had problems with them, can keep them away for longer after adhesiolysis.

Hugs & Good Vibes...........
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