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    hi im wondering if anybody can help i have severe abdo adhesions and pelvic adhesions.
    how would it affect a pregnancy?? pain etc? im on morphine for pain and i need to know if the pain would be worse. Im considering ttc but need advice. iv got 3 scars on my stomach from a illeostomy reversal and my appendix. can it cause problems for a baby?
    any advice would be greatly appreciated and i really dont know where else to turn.
    thank you in advance rachel xxxx


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    Hi Rachel,

    I too have adhesions, and understand you r frustrations. While you are still on so much pain relief, it's really not ideal to ttc. I know how you feel - it is so frustrating when people say to you, "just wait a while" or "wait a couple of months" however it is in the best interest of you and your baby that you are healthy enough to cope with a pregnancy and also to look after the baby once it's born. It is amazing the strain a pregnancy has on your body. And believe me it is very stressful when you are in pain while pregnant - I kept worrying what effect my pain had on my baby.

    I want to send MASSIVE hugs your way - but please look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe focus on getting your body healthy for when you are well enough to start trying - that way you can be doing something productive which might help your frame of mind.

    I hope I have helped?

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    hi hisista,
    yes you have helped thank you so much. you cant get alot of info on the effects adhesions have on the body during pregnacy if you can think of anything that you can think of please let me know.
    take care rach xxx

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    I guess there are lots of people who have adhesions who go on to have healthy pregnancies.
    However I think the main problem is they are still inflamed (inflammation = pain). If you don't mind me asking, how long ago was your surgery? I had surgery in October and again in February, and my specialist said it could take 12 months for the inflammation to go down. DO you find anything helps with the pain other than pain killers? I have a heat pack but it really doesn't seem to do much. Am thinking of investing in a tens machine, but not sure... Have been going to the physio too but so far it doesn't seem to have done much.

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    amazingly i had the surgery 20 years ago and the pain and bowel obstructions started feb06. i only really get relief from the pain meds but a hot water bottle does help. im only wondering because i dont want to be pregnant and be in a worse state than iam atm. pain and problems with my stomach stretching are my main worries and if the adhesions could hurt a baby.
    thank u for help take care rach xxxx

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