Yes, I do think that adhesions cause a good amout of my pain. My mom even drug me around the world ( literally- from Texas to Germany) for adhesion removal surgery. I had tons of pain all over my belly- from way up high to way down low. The surgeon over there uses some special tool and adhesion spray and I have talked to tons of people who had great success after his surgery. It sounds crazy and it was super scary but I think it was worth it. I have a j-pouch and I had a huge fear he would somehow puncture it so I asked him not to remove adhesions in my lower abd area and just in the upper stomach. I don't have upper pain anymore. Now- it I could only be brave enough to allow him to do the lower stomach I might have much less pain then I do now... but I am scared!
Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck