Abdominal adhesions

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What is abdominal adhesions?

Abdominal adhesions are most often caused by abdominal surgical procedures. The adhesions start to form within hours after surgery and may cause internal organs to attach to the surgical site or to other organs in the abdominal cavity which may result in twisting and pulling of internal organs.

Common symptoms reported by people with abdominal adhesions

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with abdominal adhesions

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (6) abdominal adhesions (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
abdominal adhesions (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

Data from patients with abdominal adhesions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with abdominal adhesions

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (6) abdominal adhesions (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation brain fog 3 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for abdominal adhesions (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
abdominal adhesions (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
heart palpitations jittery feeling
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
chest pain constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with abdominal adhesions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has abdominal adhesions on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 33
40s 74
50s 87
60s 38
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 39
30-39 years 33
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

94% Female
6% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 157
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from abdominal adhesions patients who have completed their condition history
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