Re: adhesion or incisional hernia

From: Robin M (
Sun Jul 28 07:18:46 2002

Dear Cathy My heart broke as I read your post. My 15 yr old daughter just had an apendectomy about 6 weeks ago & I worry about her getting adhesions. You should take Cassie to the Dr. Get her on a regiment of pain meds so that she will be comfortable. The Dr can check at that time if she has a hernia or not. Cassie may have to alter her activities a little to decrease the pain. Best of Luck robin M

At Sat, 27 Jul 2002, wrote: >
>My daughter, Cassie is 13 and has been through a intestinal blockage surgery,
>then 2 years later an adhesion had caused another total blockage then 1 year
>later this last december her pain was so bad, literally in and out of the
>hospital for a month and finally childrens hospital did a lap on her and
>found all kinds of adhesions stuck to her original appendectomy site as well
>as her midline incision. She did really well for like 4 months and I thought
>she was adhesion free then the pain started in, she had alot of diahrea and
>she has a the diahrea only half the time now, my main concern is the pain,
>she describes the pain just like last dec before her lap. It is right near
>her long abdomen incision next to her belly button, this pain has gone on for
>over 2 months now, it is NOT diahrea cramping pain, it is a twisting,
>knifelife pain. She will go from standing to crouched down on the floor with
>her knees to her chest and tears will stream down her face. I have been
>giving her codeine and vicodin left over from her lap. I know going to the
>emergency room won't do any good. Every test she has ever had has always
>came up negative. Barium never shows anything for her. The only difference
>this time is that the pain is daily but it comes both out of the blue and
>when she lifts anything, i'm wondering if it could be a hernia, she has a
>slight bulge in the area of pain. I would love any insight that would help
>my daughter, thanks, cathy

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