I had endometriosis along with adhesions. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy June 16, 2000. The adhesions came back. I had surgery last Friday, February 16 to remove adhesions again. There are those who I believe had never had endometriosis but have had adhesions. Any time you are opened up for surgery there is a chance for adhesions. I have a friend who has never had any kind of surgery until recently she had a cyst rupture. They went in laparoscopically and they found she had some adhesions. There were no previous surgeries so that was not the cause. If you do have surgery, try to get it done laparoscopically. There will be less chance of adhesions reforming. That is what they did with my surgery Friday. They also used the harmonic scalpel which is supposed to cut down on adhesions reforming. I have 3 half inch to inch incisions on my tummy. I am very sore and swollen but hopefully will stay adhesion free. I hope this helps. Good luck to you. I hope you find some answers and can live painfree.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ingi Skaug)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: adhesions combined with endometriosis?
>Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:21:26 -0600
>To all women who report on adhesions,
>Do you have endometriosis as well?
>I was told at my hysterectomy that all my adhesions were caused by
>endometriosis that came back after my myectomy two years prior to the
>hysterectomy. All my adhesions are caused by endometriosis in the first
>I am confused that hardly anyone of you mention endometriosis when you
>comment on your adhesion-problems. My endometriosis has come back after
>the surgeon told me he had removed all of it at my hysterectomy. One
>ovary was left in. I now keep the endometriosis down with
>GnRH-analogues. My main concern is to get rid of the endometriosis for
>good, or in other words: I want to get rid of the flow of estrogene in
>my body - meaning remove my last ovary. After the ovarianectomy, I want
>to try the tibolone-substitution pills that stimulate all estrogen cell
>receptors, but those of the endometrium. I am about to decide to take
>the chance with Dr. Korell in Duisburg, Germany.
>I don't really understand how surgeons can let endometriosis-sufferers
>keep their ovaries in after major surgery. I think that in the future
>they will remove the ovaries as soon as the woman is through wanting to
>try to get pregnant. Women will refuse to suffer unnecessarily. No
>adhesiolysis in the world will help as long as there is still
>endometriosis in the abdominal cavity.
>My lighter adhesions have previously been lysed by just taking
>GnRH-analogues. This has been verified through laparascopy.
>My question is: IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS ANY EXPERIENCE SIMILAR
>TO MINE? AND IF SO, DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH SURGERY WITH DR.
>KORELL? AND IF YOUR OVARIES WERE REMOVED, DID YOU HAVE THE SAME TROUBLE
>WITH ADHESIONS REFORMING POST-SURGERY?
>It would be very nice if you could mail me directly at
>Hoping to get a reply from some of you,