Re: 8 Months of Abdominal Pain, How Do I Know if it ia Adhesions?

From: Evelyn (
Sat Jul 13 17:21:18 2002

At Fri, 12 Jul 2002, LScott wrote: >
>I stumbled across this forum as I searched for information about
>adhesions. I was looking for it after my doctor mentioned that my
>chronic abdominal and pelvic pain could be adhesion related.....but then
>he left it at that.
>Here is my history. Approximately 9-10 months ago, I was involved in
>some serious abdominal exercise training....... I think I over did it
>by a long shot. I woke up one day before Christmas with a sharp, almost
>knife like, pain in my right lower quadrant. Thinking it could be an
>appendix, I went to the ER and they said I was fine (after doind blood
>work and some xrays). The RLQ pain subsided in a few days. The a week
>later, I developed the same pain, this time in the Left lower quadrant.
>The pain was significantly worse when I pressed on it or twisted my
>torso. Since that time, the pain is almost always there.... usually on
>the left side and usually is specific spots..... one near my navel and
>one lower, near my groin. It also appears on the right of my navel. The
>pain is very localized and does not seem to have any connection to bowel
>I have had a colonoscopy (normal), an abdominal CAT (normal) and a
>pelvic CAT (a few diverticuli and slightly enlarged prostate as well as
>evidence of colonic spasms). The GI doctor told me that it was nothing
>to worry about as my blood work showed no signs of infection.
>However...... the pain continues. It will fade away sometimes to
>almost imperceptable, until I touch one of the "hot spots" or I twist or
>stretch my torso and it sets of a cascade of sharp pain. The pain is
>very shallow (if that is the correct term), in other words, it doesn't
>feel like it is coming from deep inside, but right at the abdominal
>What does adhesion pain feel like? It is easy to read about "abdominal
>pain", but there are so many different types. My girlfriend keeps
>calling in a stomach ache..... but thats not it at all. No nausea, no
>constipation or blood in the stool, just the pain like I was being
>stabbed with a knitting needle.
>Sorry for the long post........ but I haven't found any other place
>that I could ask this question. BTW, I am a 37yo male, with no
>surgeries. With the myriad of experience here with the terrible
>affliction of adhesions, I was hoping that someone could describe the
>pain in more specific terms than "abdominal pain" or "stomach ache".
>Thanks...... L Scott
>You can email me if you prefer..... that would be super!!

Hi L Scott, just a thought has anyone checked to see if you
have a hernia. My surgeon was just going to fix around my
navel, he found my abdominal muscles had seperated about 2
inched exposing my bowel and causing sharp pains and agany.
All the best Evelyn

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