Patient Comments: Abdominal Adhesions - Symptoms

Describe the symptoms associated with your abdominal adhesions.

Comment from: B, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

The abdominal adhesions started with a C-section 33 years ago. I had 3 C-sections, hysterectomy, abscess removed from bowel, oophorectomy, part of my rectum removed and a couple of small surgeries. The last 9 years I have struggled with partial bowel obstructions. The pain is so severe and come and goes. The doctors said there's not much they can do for me. Removal of the adhesions can cause more adhesions.

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Comment from: Cherokee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I had pelvic pain and blood in my urine for six months. Pain in my left ovary and uterus was intense and I thought for sure that it was a female organ problem. I have a wonderful obstetrician/gynecologist who has been my doctor for 24 years. He did laparoscopy, uterine hysteroscopy, and bladder cystoscopy and everything looked great except that he found extensive scar tissue adhesions on my colon which he thinks were left over from my gallbladder surgery 17 years ago. He removed the scar tissue and I hope that this will be the solution to the severe pelvic pain.

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Comment from: lulu smith, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I have had pain for over 5 months in my belly, intestinal and cervical area on the right side that affects my ability to go to the bathroom, hurts, and swells low and up the right side. Tests show nothing except scan shows something perhaps left from prior surgery, a hernia in belly button area, a small but growing tumor on the adrenal gland and I know there is a clot catcher in there somewhere. I had surgery in my twenties for a baby problem, I also had my tubes tied in my thirties, and was treated for ulcers and diverticulitis in my thirties and forties. I suffered with a deep vein thrombosis in my leg in 2008 and 3 entries across my stomach and down my leg, with the last one jerked out too fast leaving me in agony across my lower abdomen. Unfortunately, also my father beat and kicked me with his work boots. So there seem to be reasons to look at abdominal adhesions.

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Comment from: MsTamara, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I have had five surgeries and my body builds up scar tissue and abdominal adhesions because with every surgery they have had to remove a lot. I am always in pain and I can hardly take it. What makes me sad is that every doctor tells me there is nothing they can do. So in other words I have to live the rest of my life in this horrible pain. It even hurts when I sit down. Walking is horrible, and when I sit for a long time and I stand up I feel like crying it hurts so badly. There have been times when I have wondered to myself, why I should have to spend the rest of my life in pain. I have been hurting for 10 years now but for the last four years it has gotten worse. I can't take it anymore I wish I had some help.

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Comment from: Kitkat, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

In 2005 I got partial hysterectomy, and two days later had internal bleeding. Now I have a scar straight past belly button. Three years later in 2008 woke up in severe pain and had emergency surgery for abdominal adhesion and blockage. Then three years later 2011 same thing. Now I'm going through same bloating, look pregnant, and have constipation. Just waiting, it is now 3 years.

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