The short answer is - between your diaphragm (the muscle wall that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity) and your intestines. Pain from breathing makes it seem VERY likely to me.
I have even seen a picture of this situation on a web site that Helen probably sent me to.
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 8:46 PM Subject: I am new here - suspect adhesions
> I came here from the hysterectomy site -
> I had an abdominal hysterectomy about 2 months ago - mainly because
> adhesions from prior c sections had left my cervis, uterus and bladder
> covered in dense adhesions, and it was causing me great pain.
> At about 5 weeks post op, I started with a pulling and burning pain at
> the top of my rib cage, on both sides. My gp is now going through
> routine testing - IVP, ultrasounds, CT scan, = so far all have been
> I'm certainly fearing adhesions at this point - I have found that
> sitting for long periods, or mildly strenuous activity brings on the
> pain, even hurting if I take a deep breath.
> One question I have is - where would/could the adhesions be attached to
> to be causing this type of pain up so high? On what organ(s)??
> Thanks for your assistance.