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Rssanders
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Scar tissue surrounding organs

Posted by @rssanders, Jan 21, 2012

My sister had major abdominal surgery years ago and now has symptoms of vomiting and cramping. She has been told she has massive amounts of scar tissue that is crowding and strangling Her organs. Has anyone hearda of this or gone through surgery for this?n

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Posted by @anon01345522, Jan 22, 2012

by “scar tissue” they probably are referring to adhesions – which are the closest resemblance to “scar tissue” These are bands of fibrous tissue that fries in response to injury or inflammation. This may cause obstruction of the bowel, with the vomiting and cramping that you describe.


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Posted by @rssanders, Feb 8, 2012

Thank you.


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Posted by @jgirlatlaw, Feb 7, 2012

I have had adhesions removed multiple times. I am 11 years post-op from gastric bypass and I will say that each time I am (and it’s true for anyone) operated on, my risk of adhesions increases. The only way to remove the scar tissue is through surgery so it’s a double edged sword.


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Posted by @rssanders, Feb 8, 2012

Thank you for your input!


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Posted by @justjane, Apr 20, 2012

Surgery would probably worsen the condition. Tell your sister no popcorn, nuts, or anything with seeds. No raw veggies or beef. Texture of food is very important. I’ve had several small bowel obstructions and adhesions are easily inflamed by roughage. Best wishes to her. It’s hard on a sibling, too, huh?


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Posted by @eddiesrp, Aug 24, 2012

I just got out of the hospital a few days ago. I went in with a small vowel partial obstruction. I had major surgery 6 y ago to remove colon(ulceratice colitis) and I now have what is called a j-pouch(internal pouch) in place of the colon. Ever since my surgey I end up in the emergency room once or twice a year with these obstructions. Some are worse than others but so far I have avoided surgery. I been told this could be due to scar tissue interfering with the intestine. A surgeon at the hospital told me that he might be able to do something about this to try and help by going in and cutting some of that scar tissue. He would do the surgery trought two small incisions on the sides. I am thinking about getting this surgery done in the next six months to see if it will help. No guarantees and any surgery will create more scar tissue ,so is a catch 22 !! but it might make things a bit better. The previous obstruction happened just 5 months ago ! so I will give this a try and see if it helps. I will consult with 2 or 3 surgeons before I do it to make sure I get the best advice possible. I also would like to hear from anyone that has had surgery to remove scar tissue. Thanks to anyone that responds, it would be very much appreciated…..

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Posted by @eddiesrp, Aug 24, 2012

Forgot to ask . How did they determine that she had all that scar tissue?

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