Re: Intestinal Adhesions

From: Wally (
Wed Feb 28 15:13:05 2001

Hi Jenny, The pulling sensation is horrible isn't it! After my Hystorectomy I required further surgery 5 days later. They said it was a hernia, I experienced a lot of pulling pain in my right side & in the groin radiating down my leg. When they operated they discovered that half of my bowel had pushed through the muscle wall & all the internal stitching had come undone.

So now everytime I get this pain.....well it makes me wonder. My surgeon says that he put a "mesh barrier" in to stop my bowel doing the same trick again. I do get a bit "worried" sometimes when that pain is at it's worst. The laperoscopy 4 weeks ago showed that it is adhesions this time.....I guess I will just have to wait & see.

Best wishes to you milwaukee, I hope you find a sympethetic Doctor soon. Ask lots of questions, keep researching and don't give up! :-)


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? > >Jenny > >>From: >>Reply-To: >>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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