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Question: muscle spasms post surgery


 all_for_jj - Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:42 am

It has been 6 years since i had a splenectomy, followed by bowel surgery 6 weeks later due to adhesions from the splenectomy effectively knotting up my bowel altogether! Recently, I have been noticing a lot of hardened scar tissue (??) in my entire abdominal region, right up to my stomach, at the top of my splenic surgical scar. i often have muscle cramps in between my two surgical scars, and the feeling that my muscles have become "stuck together" on the inside. Is this normal? Am I a little paranoid? Or could this be a sign of further problems in the tissue/scar healing process? Am I at risk of a further bowel obstruction resulting from surgical adhesions down the track, or would this have happened straight away, like the previous time.
Any advice would be appreciated!
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:52 pm

User avatar Hi,
You have not mentioned the indication for the splenectomy as also what kind of an incision had been employed for the splenectomy.
Chances of recurrent symptomatic adhesions is unpredictable.At present you do not seem to have any symptoms suggestive of adhesive obstruction. Therefore it would be best to avoid thinking about it too much.Cheers!

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