From: Jennifer (
Sun Aug 28 19:14:37 2011

I am a 34 year old female who recently had a intestinal blockage caused by adhesions. I had gastric bypass in June 2010 and then in Dec 2010 I had to have my gallbladder removed. Both of these surgeries were done laperscopically. 5 weeks ago I was having severe abdominal pain along with nausea and told my husband to take me to the ER right away. The did a CT scan and found I had an intestinal blockage. They told me surgery had to be done ASAP. After the surgery the surgeon said the blockage was caused by adhesions probably formed from previous surgery.

I felt so much better after this surgery but then 2 weeks later I started to have severe abdominal pain again but no nausea. I told the surgeon and he said its probably muscular pain and should go away within a week or so. Another two weeks went by and still same pain. When I went back to see him he said he thinks unfortunately it may be more adhesions forming from this surgery he just had performed. This surgery was an open incision surgery. My question is how long do I have to live with this pain? I now have to go back to work as I have been out of work for 5 weeks since my surgery but I am still suffering. Everytime I get up to walk or move I am in pain! I still cant sleep good at night. I bought an abdominal surgery support brace to see if it would help but it doesnt help the pain! Does it ever get any better? Will this be something I have to live with for the rest of my life and worry about another intestinal blockage? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

The other issue I have read is many women seem to become unfertile with adhesions. I really was planning on having more kids with my husband and now Im worried. Is this true? It has brought me so down and depressed. I just feel hopeless at this point.

Thank you for listening.

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