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Had third blocked bowel operation. History of appendix removed. How can I prevent this happening again?

Hi I have just had a third blocked bowel operation in four to just on five years, I have had the appendix removed because it was stuck to the bowel and the lesions that turned to adhesions were treated by holyiosis, am not sure that I have spelt correctly,was this cauterising and how can I prevent this happening again. Am so fed up with my bowel.Thank you
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Thank you for the query.

It all depends what was the reason of an obstruction and which part of bowels was obstructed (large intestine, small intestine).
From your description I assume that adhesions were the reason. Well, unfortunately there is nothing you can do to prevent adhesions creation. Every surgery causes adhesions in the abdominal cavity. Some people will have more adhesions, some will have less. Some adhesions will cause an obstruction, other wont. Its a kind of lottery.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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