Re: Intestinal Adhesions

From: toni welsh (
Wed Feb 28 04:48:41 2001

At Wed, 28 Feb 2001, jenny low wrote: >
>I hope you don't mind but I thought I might add that brittle nails and
>ridged nails is also a symptom of thyroid problems. Also dry and brittle
>hair. I have hypothryoidism and have these symptoms. I also have the pulling
>in my lower left side and groin area. I have a lot of the same symptoms with
>you on this. It bothers me more at night. i think because that is when I am
>trying to sleep and during the day I get busy and don't pain it as much
>attention. It sometimes helps to change position. This has always been one
>of my big signs of adhesions. That and also the back pain which I still
>have. If you haven't been doing anything to pull a muscle, how can they say
>that is what it is?

>>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>>Subject: Intestinal Adhesions
>>Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 20:56:24 -0600
>>Last summer, I had misdiagnosed pelvic pain that developed into
>>peritonitis. As a result of the infection, I developed adhesions
>>connecting the upper right loop of the colon to the abdominal wall. My
>>main chronic symptom was back pain that was worse with activity. Ever
>>since that infection, anytime I get a cold or the flu my fingernails
>>stop growing and "rings" develop. This also happened when I had the
>>peritonitis. I am concerned about this since I have always been healthy
>>as a horse and have never had persitent problems with ridges in my nails
>>and see it as a sign that there is something wrong with my overall
>>health since it is a recurrent problem.
>>Over 2 1/2 weeks ago, I had a exploratory surgery in which the adhesions
>>were discovered and burned away. I STILL have back pain where the
>>adhesions were burned away and I would consider the pain to be worse
>>than before the surgery... and now have an additional pain in the upper
>>right pelvic area. My doctor is unsure of what it may be and has
>>mentioned that it might be a pulled muscle. She is an obgyn specialist
>>that admits that intestinal adhesions are not her area of expertise and
>>wants me to look elsewhere for help. To me, it almost feels like I
>>yanked something inside and it snapped and now it hurts. It is worse
>>when I change positions, worse at night and first thing in the morning.
>>My surgical wounds were slow to heal since most of the biodegradeable
>>stiches were visible in the wounds and keeping them open after my other
>>stiches were removed. Is it possible I could have an infection brewing?
>>I did not have a fever when I had peritonitis last summer and if my
>>nails hadn't stopped growing, we wouldn't have thought it was an
>>infection since my only symptom was pain... and I just slowly
>>deteriorated over time and became extremely weak. I find the current
>>pulled muscle story to be plausible but unlikely since I have had so
>>much pain since the surgery. We believe the back pain is inflammation
>>and/or adhesions trying to grow back but don't have a suggestion for the
>>new pain in front. Any suggestions?


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