Re: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.

From: Teresa Waldrop (
Fri Feb 16 21:47:11 2001

Millie, There are some specialists in PA that have helped a lot of women here. I hope that you know that you are not alone. There are so many doctors out there that do not believe that adhesions can cause the magnitude of pain that it does for some of us. Please try your best to hang in there until you find a doctor who believes and is willing to help you. You should try getting in touch with Drs Redan, Reich and/or Gerhart (PA doctors). E-mail them from here and they will get back with you. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Teresa W.

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Millie" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 8:45 PM Subject: Abdominal adhesions recently cut from bowel area during abdominal hysterectomy.

> On Jan.29,2001, I had a TAH, and the ob/gyn cut adhesions from around
> the bowel area. I have been having more pain than ever and more bowel
> problems, pain before, during, and after small bowel movements, or loose
> stool. The pain never lets up. The ob/gyn snipped the adhesions with
> Metzenbaum scissors, and placed Interceed. Now I find out the organs
> she removed were in good shape, and I didn't need that done. I have one
> ovary left. I asked her if I could already have adhesions reformed in
> the abdomen. She said no. Then she looked in my past history from the
> gastro's office, and told me it's not from the surgery, but from
> Irritable Bowel. I know it isn't , because I know what those IBS
> symptoms are like - a lot different from these. She called me her
> colicky baby. The gastro's nurse practitioner told me they've done
> every test on me, and found nothing. I told him that was before I had
> major abdominal surgery. He still insisted it is IBS. I'm fighting a
> losing battle. I have lost at least 15 lbs. I'm only about 101lbs., if
> even. I want to eat, but it feels as if everything is welded together,
> and I can only do small stools, or loose, with constant pain. I can't
> go on like this much longer. I don't know what else to do. I don't
> want to end up with an intestinal obstruction once, let alone more. I
> am afraid of ending up with an ostomy, and I can't deal with it.
> Thanks for listening to me. Are there any others out there with this
> same poblem? How did it affect you? Repeated intestinal obstructions?
> Repeated surgeries to try to correct an ongoing problem, only to find
> out that adhesions still return? Is there a Dr. out there willing to
> help me? I live in N.Y. State. I can't take the pain much more.
> Millie M.

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