I think my new gp wants me to go through some more testing, GI workups and the like, which I am not looking forward to at all. I also have high blood pressure, and this burning and pulling pain seems to make my bp creep upward, which I don't like at all.
It's so good to be able to share with those who understand and can support me. It's my understanding that these adhesions can thicken and become more dense with the passage of time, therefore, increasing the pain. Is that correct? It almost seems like a waiting/watching game of sorts.
-----Original Message----- From: Kay Moran [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 11:16 PM To: email@example.com; Helen Dynda Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Jill put money on it adhesions, Helen, pictorial help needed
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.