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What causes absence of lining around ogans in abdominal cavity? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Apr-2014
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User:hi I am nearly 50 yrs old in 1999 I had an abdominal hysterectomy and over the years developed coeliac disesase and had complications where I had to have my ovaries removed. I have since been told I had no lining around my ogans in my abdominal cavity and they had to leave and ovary in there. I have had severe constipation and have other on going issues. What exactly is wrong withme. the surgeon said that future surgery is out the question because nithing is where it should be and I have adhesions and lesions right through my whole abdominal cavity. it is affecting my life. is there amedical name for tis condition?
Doctor:Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User:ok
Doctor:May I know the reason for surgery in the first place?
Doctor:Both for abdominal hystectomy and subsequent one ovary removal?
User:heavy bleeding for the hysterectomy and for the other ovaries, I had filshie clips put in and they didn't look to see I had ovrian cysts so I ended up with alo of problems
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Besides constipation what other symptoms do you have now?
User:at the moment general malaise
User:severe bloating
Doctor:Do you have abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting too?
Doctor:Is it anyway related to your food intake?
User:abdomainal pain and nausea no I am careful about what I eat gluten free
Doctor:Have you been tested by a gastroenterologist?
Doctor:If yes, was an endoscopy/colonoscopy done?
User:for the coeliac or evry thing I have been testedonly for coeliac
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:I understand you have lots of adhesions within the peritoneum.
User:the doctor has only been sending me for xrays on the bowel
User:yes
Doctor:These adhesions can cause obstructive symptoms.
User:ok
Doctor:Looking at your descriptions, your doctors are currently not very concerned that there are significant adhesions.
User:yes
Doctor:X-ray bowels are convincing tests to exclude the same.
Doctor:Therefore your current symptoms may be from indigestion +/- irritable bowel +/- celiac disease.
User:ok wot do you mean
Doctor:Some times these symptoms may be secondary to hormonal disorders.
User:ok
Doctor:Thyroid issues and even estrogen disturbances can cause similar complaints.
Doctor:Since you been visiting a gastroenterologist, please discuss about those conditions.
Doctor:The above said conditions can be confirmed or excluded only by investigations.
User:i have only been followed up by my gp
Doctor:If I am not wrong, your doctors should have performed those already.
User:on the otherissues
User:no he has not
Doctor:As your complaints are predominantly gut related, it would be worth to see a specialist
User:thankyou for your input
Doctor:Through relevant investigations, your doctor should be able to figure out if other condition are related.
Doctor:Hope I have answered your question.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok its good how common is it to no membrane around organs after surgery because of infection
Doctor:It's a difficult to answer this question since you been operated more than twice.
Doctor:However if you been on good antibiotics, chances of post operative infections are not very common.
User:i get that thankyou for your time and have a nice day
Doctor:Wish you the same.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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