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Suffering from severe constipation and stomach pain. Diagnosed with stomach ulcer and endometriosis. How to find out if I have adhesions?

I have had awful pains everyday which I believe is trapped gas throughout my abdomen. I have also been having constipation for about 5 months. I also was diagnosed with an ulcer a few days ago but my doctor says that this is a seperate problem. I am going to a consultation at a GI specialist in a week. I do have endometriosis . My doctor thinks that it is possible I have developed adhesions due to the fact my pains started about 5 or six weeks after I had surgery. If I have a colonoscopy and endoscopy and whatever tests and they are fine. How can they figure out if I have adhesions?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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Thank you for the query.

The main problem with adhesions is that all tests and examinations can be negative and the only way to rule them out is surgery. Sometimes, abdominal CT with contrast (so called enteroclysis) can show some narrow areas of intestines but it doesnt have to. So it is advisable for you to have this CT scan and if it will come negative, you should ask a surgeon for help.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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