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recurring abdominal adhesions

Women's Health | Last Active: Apr 3, 2023 | Replies (21)

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Hi, @sunnshyne - just wanted to check in with you and see how things are going? You mentioned 4 abdominal/pelvic surgeries and that you could not feel any touch in that area prior. Did your surgeries help? You also mentioned a massage therapist and Rolfing bodywork. Wondering if you could share more about how that worked for you (e.g., less bloating, increased sensation)?

@smiles444 - I believe your question about whether the adhesions were due to surgery or from unknown causes was directed to @sunnshyne? I recognize you shared a little related to adhesions in another discussion on Connect, but wondering if you'd share a bit more here about your concerns?

@rdrdhap and @giza - How are you doing?

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I asked the question know that this was an old post because I was diagnosed with abdominal wall pain in 2017. When I had an oophorectomy in November 2018, part of my small intestine was stuck to the abdominal wall. My doctor did not have an explanation as to how occurred. Could have been previous surgery or injury. Since the surgery in November, I now have pain in my side and the pain goes down my leg. I attempted to go for a walk today and had to turn around because of the pain. I am now wondering if scar tissue is developing where the ovary was removed.

Hi, @lisalucier -Here I am responding 6/2019 but for some reason no notification of question was received. I did Rolfing about 2 yrs before I met Dr. Mack Barnes and he performed my last surgery. I would say Rolfing is more like a deep massage but with more intensity in designated area; in my case the pelvic & abdomen. For me, Rolfing was used to break up the scar tissue (adhesion) in abdomen/pelvic. I would say around the six session I started to notice more flexibility were the pelvic muscles connected to my upper leg. I always felt that something was restricting me from walking, bending and stretching in my lower body. Also, around the same time I notice I could feel a little and the more session I had the more I could feel sensations ( touching), Basically, the therapist was literally breaking the adhesion apart; I should say separating the bands of adhesions to individual strain causing more flexibility and less pain. The only instruction that the Rolfing Therapist gave was to increase my water intake and lymphatic system would take care the rest. For me, that did not happen. I developed an abdominal cyst and liquid substance incase all my abdominal organs. No one new why but I had so much fluid until it was smothering my lungs/heart and I could not breathe. On the ultrasound my primary thought she say a lot of fluid in my abdomen and made the decision to have it drained. She was right and 2 liters were drained from my abdomen. I was awake during procedure at hosp but the more they drained the better I felt by the time I got back to my room I was a new person and was ready to go home. However, I started to develop the same symptom in less than 30 days. So that when I was referred to Dr.Barnes and the fluid did not show on any tests. In conclusion I had surgery and removed all female organs, the cyst was back and incased my entire abdominal, adhesions had attach to my abdominal wall, around my intestine and pretty much everywhere. Would I do Rolfing again? Yes, I would. A lot of time has past by and I still benefit from Rolfing Treatment. The only thing I would do is figure out why my lymphatic system failed.