Answers to Common General Surgery Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about general surgery.

What is an abdominal adhesion?

Overeating can stimulate the gallbladder to squeeze but so does even a small amount of fat so it's more the fats in the food than it is overeating. But usually if we're overeating it's usually something very, very rich. It's usually something greasy, pizzas, fried chicken, so they go hand-in-hand. But once again, anything can make that gallbladder squeeze down and give you a gallbladder attack.

An abdominal adhesion is a band of fibrous scar tissue that forms on organs in your abdomen, according to Harvard Medical SchoolOff Site Icon (HMS). The tissue causes organs to stick together or to stick to the walls of your abdomen.

Talk to your doctor for more information about abdominal adhesions.

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Source: James deCaestecker, DO, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Daniel Taylor, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Luan Tran, MD, Miami Valley Surgery Associates; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Steven Sutherin, MD, FACS, Miami Valley Surgery Associates

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