Adhesions

ExitCare Image Adhesions are strings of scar tissue that can make the insides of your belly (abdomen) stick together. Belly adhesions can twist your intestines. This can block the passage of food or cause pain. Adhesions can be caused by surgery, infection, or radiation treatment. The most common places where adhesions form are the belly and pelvis.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicine as told by your doctor.

  • Pay attention to the pain:

  • Has it changed?

  • Has it moved?

  • Is it gone?

  • Eat or drink as told by your doctor. Ask your doctor if you should be on a special diet.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your pain is not gone in 24 hours.

  • Your pain is worse, changes location, or feels different.

  • You have a fever.

  • You cannot stop throwing up (vomiting).

  • You have blood or brown flecks (like coffee grounds) in your throw up.

  • You have blood in your poop (stool).

  • Your poop is dark or black.

  • You cannot poop (constipation) or pass gas.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.