C-sections are one of the most common surgeries. Some women opt for a caesarean section while others may have to undergo this surgery because of some health complications they might be facing while pregnant.
Most c-sections are routine and go as planned. However, many women are unaware of the post-surgical complications that can occur months or even years after a caesarean section.
When the body heals from the procedure, it forms bands of internal scar tissue called adhesions. Adhesions can cause a host of problems if left untreated, including chronic pain, female infertility and life-threatening bowel obstructions.
Many of us know about the scar that is left after c-section, but you may be surprised to learn that the way your scar looks can be an indication of your internal healing.
Research now suggests that there is a strong correlation between the physical characteristics of an external c-section scar and the adhesions underneath it.
This article explains the symptoms of this conditions after c-sections, prevention tips and best way to treat it.
What are Adhesions?
Adhesions are a common complication of surgery. When your body undergoes the surgery, tough tissue bands may form between your abdominal tissues and organs, which are known as adhesions.
Unfortunately, they are rarely discussed and many patients have never heard the term ‘adhesions.’ Because they are part of the body’s natural healing process, it is difficult to prevent adhesions from forming and the surgeries designed to remove them cause more to form.
Adhesions can look like spider webs covering the organs or like filmy, white strands of nylon rope constricting structures inside the body.
These powerful strands of collagen wrap around structures at the healing site and can restrict blood flow or reduce the function of internal organs. They can bind tissues and organs, resulting in mild to excruciating pain and pelvic adhesions.
Adhesions can also form in the body after a surgery, trauma, infection or inflammation.
Symptoms of Post C-Section Adhesions
Most times, describing what someone with post-surgical adhesions typically experiences and the common response is “Wow, you’re describing me!” Women who have had c-section often know something is wrong, they can feel it.
Whether is a specific pain or tightness that they have trouble describing. The following are common symptoms of adhesions after a caesarean section. If these describe you, you may have adhesions.
- Non-diagnosable abdominal pain (sometimes years after your c-section)
- Trouble standing up straight
- Swollen/bloated abdomen
- Pain during intercourse
- Painful bowel movements
- Secondary infertility
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Increased menstrual pain (since c-section)
- Pain/tenderness at the location of your scar
- Swelling after c-section
- c-section scar pain
How to Treat C-section Adhesions
If your symptoms match those described above, there is a high probability that you have adhesions. Then, you should visit the hospital for proper diagnosis.
Few options exist for women with abdominal adhesions after a c-section. Surgeons can cut or burn (lyse) adhesions, but the invasive procedure leads to the formation of new adhesions.
While lysis of adhesions can be effective through surgery, it has some major drawbacks:
- It carries risks from anesthesia and infection
- Despite the best skills of the finest surgeon, the body creates more abdominal adhesions as it heals from the surgery designed to remove them.
Check the image below to see an example of post adhesion surgery formation sent in as a complaint from one of our clients;
This can be a vicious cycle to undergo a surgery to remove scar tissues (adhesions) which may in turn lead to new adhesions.
Some women are able to live without treatment, most probably if they are not planning for future pregnancies and pain is mild. While others experience recurring, debilitating pain and dysfunction.
Thus, abdominal surgery itself has been implicated as a major cause of adhesion formation and many patients become trapped in a cycle of surgery-adhesions-surgery with no end in sight. Plan B wellness provides the end of that cycle for many patients.
Natural Remedy for Adhesions
When it comes to overcoming adhesions naturally using organic means, a therapy we have used for years with hundreds of success stories is the Asherman’s Syndrome Remedy Kit that works for all forms of adhesions.
If you are or know a woman suffering from adhesions after a caesarean section, we encourage you to visit our page for the best remedy for adhesions, a non-surgical treatment to get rid of adhesions permanently.
Until recently, surgery to cut or burn adhesions was the only choice for treating post-surgical adhesions. Despite excellent surgical skills, the procedure can cause more adhesions (internal scars) to form.
At Plan B Wellness Limited, we offer you the best alternative to treat adhesion without any adverse effects.
Check an example below from a satisfied customer;
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How to Prevent the Formation of C-section Adhesions
It is important to learn that all surgeons are aware of the fact that adhesions may result in complications. Therefore, a number of measures adopted by the surgeons aim at minimising the risk of c-section scar adhesions:
- The use of certain medication may reduce the chances of adhesions.
- By closing the peritoneum post, a caesarean section will less likely cause adhesions.
- By creating a barrier between the damaged tissues to prevent them from sticking may minimize the occurrence of adhesions.
- One of the most effective and best ways to reduce or prevent the risk of bowel adhesions after a C-section or other kinds of complications is by opting for a vaginal delivery if possible.
You can also read on practical ways to overcome adhesions.
I hope you found this helpful and informative!
All the best to you in your journey to overcoming adhesions.
Stay healthy and never give up!
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