Patient Comments: Abdominal Adhesions - Causes

If known, what was the cause of your abdominal adhesions?

Comment from: CBS-, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

The cause of my abdominal adhesions is from having my gall bladder removed in 1998. In 2008 I had laparoscopic exploratory surgery to determine the cause of the extreme pain and lump in the right lower quadrant of my abdomen. A mass of scar tissue that had adhered to my abdominal wall (where my gall bladder had as well) and a "great amount" of adhesions were removed. It is now 2014 and the same pain but worse, and lump have returned but the first doctor I"ve seen is refusing to do anything. I have an appointment for a second opinion but truly deplore taking pain medication; however it is necessary at this time because sitting and walking, any movement, brings me to tears. The first doctor had a CT scan performed, which was negative of course - even he said it wouldn"t show scar tissues. Hoping the second opinion has some other options, I refuse to take pain medications – I'm thinking about trying massage.

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Comment from: helloworld, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

The cause for my abdominal adhesions was liposuction. The adhesions presented themselves a few years later.

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Comment from: Dobbygirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I had many surgeries back in 1990 for endometriosis, and they ended up doing a total hysterectomy. I have gotten pain on my left lower side of my stomach so many times and it is just getting worse. It's getting so bad that I can't stand, I end up crawling everywhere. Today was really bad, I couldn't stop crying it hurts so bad, can't take it anymore; I need it to stop. Years ago when I was having the problem they did x-rays and it showed that they left surgical strips and sticks still in me, but they said it wouldn't cause a problem, but the pain is in the same area that they are.

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Comment from: Daisy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

In 2001 and again in 2009 I had surgery for aorta aneurysm. In 2009 I also had a debranching performed at the same time. Pain started in my left side in less than a year. It is now 2014 and I have trouble sitting or standing for more than 30 to 60 minutes; very painful. I have just now gotten a doctor who mentioned adhesions. Didn"t seemed very concerned about them. However reading about the symptoms of adhesions now makes me realize the bloating, constipation is part of it. Next office visit these will be mentioned. I am concerned that only surgery is available for relief.

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Comment from: las2003, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 06

My abdominal adhesions are a result of a medical misadventure surgery back in 1999. To date, I've had 14 major surgeries. I had an ileostomy and now suffer from daily chronic pain. My last surgery to remove adhesions was back in 2008 and it appears they have reared their ugly heads again and I need to have more removed. The pain is endless and unbearable especially, when you can't handle even a small amount of pain.

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