Re: Male: Why are there so few men who have adhesions?

From: Helen Dynda (
Sat Sep 25 00:07:55 1999

Patrick, Welcome to the Adhesions Forum!! You are just as welcome here as anyone else.!!

You asked, "Why does it seem like I'm the only male in here?" I believe this is easily explained. Women have many gynecological problems which men do not have - such as: c-sections, cysts, endometriosis, cysts, fibroids, etc.

One of the common denominators for men and women is the appendix. When an appendix ruptures and its contents spill into the abdominal cavity, peritonitis is the result. The appendix contents are very toxic to the abdominal organs and as a result adhesions develop. The surgery itself can also cause adhesions to develop

Beverly Doucette has given an excellent account about adhesions in the following message which she posted here on June 8, 1999:

Re: Dr. Reich Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center New York " "

At Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Patrick Dixon wrote: >
>Why does it seem like I'am the only male in here. I know that Adhesions
>are mainly found in ladies. So why me. I have had 10 surgeries. 1 for
>my Appendixs and then 9 more surgeries for adhesions.

The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *

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