Hi LScott ") Welcome - with big smiles ")

From: Chrissy492@aol.com
Sun Jul 14 11:38:11 2002

Hi there LScott! I'm so happy that you found this wonderful site! Darn that doctor of yours saying....hmm, looks like it can be adhesions related then lets you go with hardly an explanation! Sounds like so many doctors that I've seen a while back....... The pain you're describing sounds very similar to my pain. I'm sorry to say, but it sounds like you do have adhesions. From what I understand you can get adhesions from a blow in the stomach, or anything similar to that. You don't have to have surgery to get these nasty devil pained adhesions. "( Have you tried a pain specialist? If you haven't and are just starting to search for one be prepared for - "I can't help you" or "it's all in your head" on and on and on. So if you'd like to shop around for a pain specialist I'd start now until you can find one that will help you. There are doctors out there that specialize in adhesions surgery. Usually you want to avoid surgery because it only causes more adhesions. Have you peeked at the adhesions quilt on this site? You'll find similar stories to yours and even can find what other people do for their devil pain. I hope I helped you at least a little. What I do know is you have found a wonderful support group. There are so many caring, wonderful, knowledgeable, loving people here! I just love it here - they keep me sane and a little less klutzy than I usually am....teehee If you ever need anything, I'm just an email away. ") Hugs and Love, ~Chrissie (Christine Damon - Epsom, New Hampshire - on the adhesions quilt)

Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 08:38:28 -0500 (CDT) From: gobulls50@hotmail.com (LScott) To: ADHESIONS@ADHESIONS.ORG Subject: 8 Months of Abdominal Pain, How Do I Know if it ia Adhesions? Message-ID: <200207121338.g6CDcSd05092@mail.medispecialty.com>


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 functions.

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 wall.

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!!

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