Re: Pulling and Pinching

From: Gwen (
Mon Jul 22 09:51:41 2002

Hi Tammy - thanks for your reply and to all the others who have replied. It makes me feel better knowing I am not the only one. I had the hysterectomy in 1975 for fibroids. One ovary was removed at that time because of cysts. Then in 1984 the other ovary became quite cystic and was removed. I had the pulling particularly after the second surgery. I was told there were a lot of adhesions this time and the ovary was adhering to the colon and had to be peeled off.

I asked a surgeon about adhesions in general. He said the best thing to do is to avoid stressing the area; i.e. lifting something too heavy, keeping intestines working well, etc. I would guess colon spasms could aggravate this too.

I guess a lot of people live with many health problems. It gets discouraging sometimes. These support groups are comforting. My best to all of you. Gwen

At Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Tammy wrote:

>Yes, the pinching and especially the pulling feeling on your inside
>guts, is a common symptom of abdominal adhesions.
>Did you have any problems prior to the hystorectomy? What was the reason
>for the operation?
>I have a long, long history of abdominal adhesions which lead to a
>complet hystorectomy. But the adhesions returned right away and now it
>feels like my guts are playing 'tug-o-war' with each other. Also when I
>sit, or when I stand from sitting I get a pain in my groin, (inguinal)
>area, you know right where ya bend. I also can't sit for very long or I
>start getting muscle cramps and spasums.
>I have been told that Scar tissue can be massaged and excercised to
>become softer and more plyable, but after 2 years it is what it is. I
>was also told that these adhesions/scar tissue begins ot grow it's own
>nervous system and blood supply. Has anyone else heard of that?
>Well, Gwen, I wish you the best in finding comfort. If you have
>questions about adhesions, you have come to the right site.
>God Bless and Take Care of You
>Tammy Lynn
>At Sun, 21 Jul 2002, Gwen wrote:
>>I have had a total hysterectomy some years ago. I now have
>>pulling in the left lower abdomen near groin and a pinching
>>feeling when I sit. My doctor thinks this is adhesion
>>related. I know I have adhesions in this area. Does
>>anyone else have this experience?


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