Hi Laura: Where are your adhesions problems? I couldn't tell from your post. You have had surgery for an obstruction? Where was it? What did it feel like before you had the surgery? The initial attack I had in June 1997 and the one I had about 6 weeks ago both felt the same. They started with mid abdominal, bilateral pain that feels exactly like what I remember as menstrual pain. Enough to make me want to walk kind of hunched over. Eventually my entire gut gets sore and I try not to jar it as I go through my daily activities. There is never any nausea at this point (which differentiates it from menstrual pain because that would usually cause nausea when it was this bad) After about 12 hours of this, both times I developed a fever around 100-101, which lasted both times about 12 hours. The first time this was the end and the acute pain went away and the soreness remained indefinitely.The last time (6 weeks ago) 2 days after the start, I had a severe gas attack,including periumbilical pain and tenderness, along with intermittent right sided abdominal pain. I could actually hear explosions in my abdomen, along with a lot of creaking and groaning. (very loud bowel sounds) With each crescendo of gas pain, there were waves of nausea. I was not totally obstructed because I was eventually able to pass most of this gas. After this, I recovered and the soreness gradually went away after a few days. Does this sound like anything you had? I'm also not sure that obstruction of the sigmoid colon (which is what I worry about) would cause these type of symptoms, but then I wonder if possibly a loop of small bowel could be involved. I feel like my life is on hold while I'm waiting for "It" to happen. It has been my experience if there is any convincing to be done, it is always on my part! The gyn took 9 months to do the first lap, the general surgeon wasn't too eager either. Have you had any contrast xrays done, such as barium or ct scans?