FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD, YOU CAN FORM ADHESIONS AT ANY TIME. A FRIEND OF MINE WHO HAD NEVER HAD ANY SURGERIES HAD STARTED GETTING CYSTS ON HER OVARIES. WHEN THEY FINALLY DECIDED TO GO IN TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON, SHE ALREADY HAD ADHESIONS. THE DOCTOR TOLD HER THAT SHE COULD HAVE GOTTEN THE ADHESIONS FROM AN INJURY.
I GUESS YOU HAVE READ THAT ADHESIONS DO NOT SHOW UP ON ANY TESTS. A FEW DOCTORS THAT I HAVE BEEN TO HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY FEEL THEM WHEN THEY ARE PALPATING OR PUSHING ON MY STOMACH. ONE OF THE GYNS WAS DOING AN INTRAVAGINAL ULTRASOUND ON ME IN DECEMBER AND SAID I HAD ADHESIONS. I WAS WONDERING HOW IN THE WORLD HE COULD TELL THAT. SO I ASKED HIM IF HE COULD SEE THEM. HE SAID NO, BUT HE COULD FEEL THEM WHEN HE WAS PUSHING WITH THE PROBE TRYING TO GET A GOOD VIEW OF MY BLADDER.
I FEEL THINK YOU COULD VERY WELL HAVE ADHESIONS FROM WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING. THERE ARE ALOT OF WONDERFUL LADIES HERE WHO ARE GREAT AT HELPING TO EDUCATE US ON ADHESIONS AND ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT CAN GO ALONG WITH THEM. tRY TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND IT WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR A DOCTOR. AND STAY CONNECTED TO THESE LADIES (AND MEN (?)). THEY ARE A WONDERFUL SUPPORT.
I WISH I COULD HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR A DOCTOR, BUT I AM IN HOUSTON AND AM IN SEARCH MYSELF. YOU MIGHT COULD CALL SOME OF THE HOSPITALS AND TALK TO THE NURSES WHO ARE ON THE WOMEN'S FLOOR. THEY USUALLY HEAR WHO THE GOOD DOCTORS ARE AND MAYBE COULD HELP YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR A DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN ADHESIONS. JUST A SUGGESTION.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! BIG HUGS, JENNY
Tue, 4 Feb 2003, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Help, I think I am suffering from adhesions. For the past year I have
>had increasing pain around an old appendix scar and trouble having bowel
>movements. I have undergone many tests all of which come back normal.
>I've seen so many doctors and everyone has a different opinion. I'm 31
>years old and I had my appendix removed 14 years ago. It seems crazy to
>me that I have these adhesions because it was so long ago and yet once I
>read many of your postings I feel like I finally have some answers to my
>I would love to hear if anyone has had luck with a doctor in the San
>Francisco Bay Area, as I am not finding anyone that seems to know much