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Old 09-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
 
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Default Endometrial adhensions on bowel = painful constipation

I would be nice if we had a forum just for health issues that are not hair related.

Does anyone else have Endometrial adhesions on their bowels? I do and there is really nothing beyond more surgery to remove them but I don't want to run the risk of forming further scarring and I'm tired of surgeries and refuse to have them.

I eat plenty of fiber, take in adequate water, and exercise. Most times I have no problems but my endo likes to act up and my intestines decide to go on lock-down.

I had a total hysterectomy and bilat oopherectomy 6 years ago. The doctor removed all my endo that he could. Improved my life 1000000%. This is the only issue that I have. It flares up maybe a few times a year and the only thing I can do it cut back on eating (food gets backed up and will not move and it causes more pain), keep drinking plenty of water, and follow it up with a dose of Miralax.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
 
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I do not have any of those issues, but it certainly doesn't sound pleasant. Keep taking care of yourself!
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
 
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I don't have experience with endometrial adhesions, but I have surgical adhesions from 3 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I, too, get extremely painful abdominal cramps and bloating and distension. I've discovered that I need to be careful about certain foods - I absolutely need to avoid corn and popcorn, and the usual gas-producers like beans, onions, peppers, etc. As soon as I feel symptoms starting up, I chew 3 -4 simethicone (Gas-Ex) tablets. I may need to chew up to 12 of them in one day before I experience relief. I'm not sure if that would help you or not, but thought I'd share. It's annoying that surgery to remove the adhesions can be a cure - but can also result in more adhesions! Good luck to you!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
 
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I have experience with it. My bowels had to be resected when I was 23 because of it. I would go for weeks, prior to the 2nd laparoscopy surgery, without being able to use the restroom and when I would I would almost pass out from the pain. What has helped me is detox. I use Dr. Natura (I am not a sales rep or associated with them other than using the product). You can get more info here http://www.drnatura.com.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
 
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I don't have experience with endometrial adhesions, but I have surgical adhesions from 3 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I, too, get extremely painful abdominal cramps and bloating and distension. I've discovered that I need to be careful about certain foods - I absolutely need to avoid corn and popcorn, and the usual gas-producers like beans, onions, peppers, etc. As soon as I feel symptoms starting up, I chew 3 -4 simethicone (Gas-Ex) tablets. I may need to chew up to 12 of them in one day before I experience relief. I'm not sure if that would help you or not, but thought I'd share. It's annoying that surgery to remove the adhesions can be a cure - but can also result in more adhesions! Good luck to you!
I find the CVS or Riteaid storebrand in the bottle a lot more effective - and palatable - than Gas-Ex or any other knock-offs I've tried.

Though never officially diagnosed, I think I had adhesions but don't have much trouble anymore, post-menopause.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
 
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I can relate and feel your pain. I've had several abdominal surgeries including a hysterectomy, several hernia repairs, and laparoscopies. Adhesions are no joke and I'm at the point where any more abdominal surgeries will require "a team" of surgeons because of the amount of adhesions.

I've cut down tremendously on meat, especially beef, and eat more fresh fruits and veggies. This helps tremendously. Take care.
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