Sounds to me like adhesions. I believe they form the first couple of days after surgery and then thicken as time goes by. A lot of people with adhesions have constipation and a lot of pain. I have a problem bending over some times as the intestines are glued to my pelvic area and it pulls. They do not show up on MRI's etc.. The only true way is if you have surgery but if you have had surgery and the problems started after that then I think you can be pretty sure that it is them. Although, some times we think every pain we have is the adhesions and I went through some horrible pain and it ended up being my gallbladder along with the adhesions. I wish you luck. I went through several drs before one actually suggested adhesions. I got told that I had IBS, depression etc.. Maybe you could have your dr. refer you to a pain specialist at least.
I am curious to know what nm stands for. Is that your name or is it New Mexico? I am from N.M. Kelly
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From: IAS Admin (Tracy) To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 5:12 PM Subject: do adhesions continue to grow and for how long? From: email@example.com (nm gross) Subject: do adhesions continue to grow and for how long?
I have had a strange pain in my body for about ten years now and also I have become somewhat constipated. I had a gall bladder removed about 35 yrs. ago and was wondering if what I am experiencing could be caused bu adhesions? I have a pain that is basically on my right side front and back at about waist high or maybe slightly higher. when I first became aware of the pain I was told by a doctor to get some physical therapy treatments, which I did-the pain was so bad during the phys. therapy that I almost passed out-even today I am careful not to move rapidly for fear of pain, and it is difficult for me to get out of bed. I was always regular but recently I have become somewhat constipated. I have had every kind of scan (mri, cat, etc)and have been checked for all kinds of possibilities-no one seems to know what it is that I am suffering from- one doctor thought it might be herpetic neuralgia, one doctor thought I may have tore a muscle, I went to maybe 7 different doctors and it seems that no one knows what it can be! my wife told me, when I noticed a cramp in my abdomen, that I may have adhesions. that was about 2 or 3 yrs after the surgery. could it all be due to adhesions? how long can they grow?