Re: Bowel Adhesions

From: Rivera, Anita Blevins (
Tue Apr 15 14:14:56 2003

Great, Sue. I'll look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.

Anita Rivera, HR Generalist Fort Sanders Parkwest Human Resources 865-694-5617 865-531-4425 (Fax) E-mail:

-----Original Message----- From: Sue [] Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 3:08 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Subject: Re: Bowel Adhesions

Anita, just to let you know I will answer.....I am running in and out, will answer fully later this evening, I am working around others scheldule some one with a bucket loader for manure...YES!!! saves me from alot of shoveling! so must run. blessings.

>----- Original Message -----
From: "Anita Rivera" <> To: "Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS" <> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 2:04 PM Subject: Re: Bowel Adhesions

> At Tue, 15 Apr 2003, Sue Smith wrote:
> >
> >I had a hystorectomy 8 years ago. I noticed right after, that my
> >bladder seemed to pull where the incision was. The doctor said it was
> >spasms. Every since, when the urge to urinate hits me, I have to go
> >right then. I've had several episodes where I didn't make it. The last
> >couple of years, I've had trouble with my bowel. I've had a ct scan and
> >an a scope done. Nothing was found. I still have the problem with
> >constipation then diahrea. Could this be a sign of adhesions? If any
> >one has an opinion, please let me know.
> Sue, like you I noticed a pulling sensation after my hysterectomy 16
> weeks ago. My OB/GYN believes the muscle has adhered to the bowel and
> anticipates I will need to have lysis of adhesions sometime in the
> future. I have also experienced some GI distress, consisting of a
> pressure-like pain in my gut and diahrea and constipation. My OB/GYN
> indicated this could very likely be a result of adhesions and has
> cautioned me to watch out for signs of bowel obstruction which could
> occur from a few months post-hysterectomy to years later. From what I
> understand, these signs are diahrea in the early stages, then
> constipation and later, vomiting. Have you experienced any pain or just
> the constipation/diareah? Also, do these symptoms come and go and, if
> so, how long do they generally last? How long ago did you have your CT
> scan and scope? I know how you feel -- I find myself being paranoid
> every time I get one of these conditions for fear something has adhered
> to somewhere it shouldn't and I'll find myself in surgery again. I
> would check with your doctor, again, though if you find the symptoms
> become more chronic. Good luck!
> --
> Anita

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