Adhesions normally occur after an injury, infection, surgery or radiation treatment. They form when two parts of tissue, that should remain separate, scar together. Adhesions can form between any two organs or the organs and surrounding tissue. They appear as thin sheets of tissue or as thick fibrous bands, depending upon how the cells try to repair the area. Most adhesions are painless and do not cause any problems. Others can cause pelvic pain, abdominal pain, and infertility. In more severe cases, adhesions can impair bowel function and cause obstruction, that is, the bowel cannot push and evacuate stool, water or air. The bowel then becomes very distended and this causes pain.
If you think you have adhesions, contact our practice at 407.303.2780 to schedule an appointment.