WHY do so many surgeons not believe in adhesions causing PAIN???

From: IAS Admin (tracy.joslin@adhesions.org)
Fri Dec 28 18:29:54 2007

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>From: "IAS Admin (Tracy)" <tracy.joslin@adhesions.org>
>> Sender: lkatn4@aol.com (Katkat)
>> Subject: WHY do so many surgeons not believe in adhesions causing PAIN???
>> Hi all!
>> I have been reading this site for awhile and have a question. I had my
>> gallbladder removed last Dec and still have problems. When he removed
>> it there were also extensive adhesions to my omentum and transverse
>> colon areas. He removed them and the only way I found out about them
>> was when I requested his report... Now a year later I still have many
>> problems and pain on that side as well as a bad pain in upper right side
>> right below rib area. My dr thought maybe I had hernia but I have had 2
>> surgeons examine me as well as CT scan and MRI and they both say no
>> hernia... I am thinking it might be more adhesions?? WHY don't
>> adhesions show up on anything? Or can they? I had multiple testings done
>> before I had gallbladder out also and not ONCE did any dr say oh I see
>> adhesions in there!!!
>> I am very discouraged because the surgeon I saw yesterday basically told
>> me WE (he means the surgical community I guess) do NOT believe adhesions
>> cause pain!!!!! And when I tried to further question him about it he
>> basically blew me off. I asked him if by chance he knew of any dr's or
>> surgeons that specifically dealt with adhesions and he said OH NO, there
>> is NO SUCH THING!!! Gawdddd.... I was so frustrated when I left there.
>> Now I am not 100% sure that is my problem but it is worth a shot since
>> everything else has been ruled out. And I did have extensive adhesions
>> in this same area where I still have pain.
>> So I guess my questions are, is there any dr's that specialize in this?
>> And do adhesions actually cause pain? And why can't these adhesions be
>> seen with these tests? And lastly WHY did this surgeon dismiss me so? I
>> don't get it!
>> I live in the southern california area. So if anyone knows of any dr's
>> out this way I would really appreciate it!
>> /

Why do most doctors feel that it is a hernia instead of maybe adhesions.  I
have been sent to 2 surgeons because a doctor felt that I had a hernia.  The
surgeon really could not say what it was but not a hernia.  Do adhesions
cause lumps, etc?

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