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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    I have severe stomach pains every couple of weeks

    I have had part of my bowel removed 6 years ago due to endometriosis and twisting as well as the left ovary. 18 months after that i had my right adrenal gland and gall bladder removed. The adrenal had haemorraged and was a big ball pushing on my liver, totally benign.I have had trouble since the bowel removal with severe stomach pains,go from diarrhea and constipation, and am unable to eat garlic and onions or spicy food. The left adrenal has also become hypertrophic and 6 months ago i had a bowel obstruction which i am wondering is related to the adrenal. The surgeon has told me that some people's bowels never work properly after surgery, is there anything i can do to stop the cramps or do i maybe have more adhesions which i had in my last surgery found during a total hysterectomy. Lots of info sorry am at my wits end
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    This situation does sound very distressing and your history is complex. Speculation as to why you are having these stomach pains is not helpful. You need to return to your surgeon for further investigation/management.

    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).

    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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