how are adhesions diagnosed?

From: amy (
Mon Jul 29 20:56:56 2002


This is my first time posting and I'm wondering if someone can answer my questions.

Is there a way to diagnose adhesions other than having a laparoscopy? After several months of lower abdominal pain, I had a laparoscopy in May and the doctor released many adhesions. The pain came back two weeks later and is felt daily. At times the pain is debilitating. Since cancer is prevalent in my family, I later had a CT scan and a colonoscopy. Both were clear. I am guessing that I have more adhesions but why should I undergo another laparoscopy when the adhesions will likely return anyway? I don't know what to do next and my doctor is not very helpful.

Can adhesions be seen with an ultrasound?

Is it unusual for someone my age (33) to have adhesions? I never had surgery b/f the laparoscopy.

I appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

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