Could my chronic pelvic pain be due to adhesions?
Adhesions can sometimes be a cause of pelvic pain. If you have a history of surgery, pelvic infection or endometriosis pelvic adhesions are common late se quelae. The problem is that adhesions may be present but they are not necessarily the cause of the pelvic pain. Surgical division of the adhesions may, therefore, sometimes alleviate the pain but no guarantee can be given. Furthermore, even with minimally invasive surgery (Q4.24), further adhesions may develop following adhesiolysis (surgical division of adhesions).
Related Medical Abstracts - Click on the paper title:-
- Peritoneal adhesions: pathogenesis, assessment and effects. (2004-01)
- Adhesions and chronic pelvic pain: A review. (1995)
- A randomized clinical trial on the benefit of adhesiolysis in patients with intraperitoneal adhesions and chronic pelvic pain (1992).