Many young mothers who have given birth to a first child are diagnosed with adhesions after a cesarean section. Symptoms of this disease are not specific. That is why in the first days after delivery surgically, special attention should be paid to the signals of your body.
Adhesions after cesarean section: symptoms
According to statistics, every fourth baby on the planet is born through surgical intervention - cesarean section. Despite the fact that this operation, carried out under the influence of general anesthesia, has been practiced for a long time and is performed by surgeons at the highest level, sometimes complicated consequences cannot be avoided.
One of these consequences is the development of adhesive processes. As is known, caesarean section is performed in the abdominal cavity, therefore, when the wound is healed, a scar is formed on the skin. It so happens that every organ of the peritoneum and the small pelvis begins to regenerate independently. When such processes occur, intestinal loops or walls of small pelvic organs can coalesce.
If a woman does not listen to the signals of her body, the development of adhesive processes can quickly turn into a chronic form, as a result of which it will become much more difficult to diagnose pathology. Chronic adhesions are almost asymptomatic, but women may complain of dysfunction of the digestive tract or failure of the menstruation cycle.
After a cesarean section, the doctor must advise the young mother and advise her to be more attentive to her health, since timely diagnosis of the pathology is considered the key to successful and effective treatment. When adhesions form on the walls of the internal abdominal or small pelvic organs, the woman will first of all feel pain in the lumbar spine and in the lower abdomen. Pain syndrome, as a rule, has a pulling and periodic nature. Otherwise, the specificity of the symptoms depends on the organs in which the spikes appeared.
The formation of adhesions in the small pelvic organs after cesarean section is accompanied by the following symptoms:
- painful attacks;
- increased body temperature;
- intestinal obstruction;
- the appearance of rapid pulse;
- painful attacks on palpation of the lower abdomen;
- general weakness;
- lower blood pressure.
If during the period of acute development of adhesive processes, the woman did not take measures to treat this disease, then the so-called intermittent form occurs, which is characterized by such symptoms:
- dysfunction of the digestive tract - the frequent occurrence of constipation or diarrhea, as well as their alternation;
- violation of the menstruation cycle;
- the occurrence of painful syndromes that are periodic.
If adhesions have moved to chronic pathology, then a single syndrome will accompany the woman - painful attacks in the lower abdomen, lumbar region or peritoneum. It all depends on the place of localization of adhesions.
If adhesions affect intestinal loops or other internal abdominal organs, then the symptoms will have a pronounced clinical picture. Spikes formed in the abdominal cavity are characterized by the following symptoms:
- painful attacks accompanying a woman constantly;
- the appearance of abdominal cramps;
- emetic urge;
- intestinal obstruction;
- pathological constipation;
It is necessary to treat adhesions, as their development can lead to the onset of complicated and even deplorable consequences. If adhesions after cesarean section are not treated, then the likelihood of secondary infertility is high. Adhesions can develop in the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
How to diagnose pathology?
As medical practice shows, it is quite difficult to diagnose the development of adhesive processes. No blood or other tests will show the presence of pathology in the body. It is often found in practice that adhesions are found by chance during another surgical procedure.
To date, laparoscopy is considered the most informative diagnostic method. To this method of examination, treating specialists resort only in the case of the presence of specific symptoms. Identifying adhesions by ultrasound diagnosis or radiography is not possible. For this you need to undergo a CT scan.
Features of the treatment of adhesive processes
Treatment of adhesive processes is carried out in two ways:
- conservative - drugs;
Timely diagnosed adhesions - the key to effective and successful treatment. If adhesions develop in an acute form and have a small scale, then the doctor may prescribe a course of physiotherapy manipulations. Often, adhesions are treated by ultrasound using additional enzyme substances:
A patient with such a diagnosis may be prescribed ozokerite-type applications, as well as pharmacological drugs. If we are talking about chronic adhesive processes that hit several organs, including intestinal loops, experts resort to a surgical method of solving the problem. Laparoscopy is performed to eliminate adhesions. The destruction of adherent tissue is performed by electrocoagulation.
Unfortunately, conservative methods of treatment do not always give the desired result, therefore, young mothers are recommended to eliminate the pathology by surgery. Herbalists advise after cesarean section to take decoctions based on medicinal plants, to prevent the appearance of adhesions. Such herbs include various herbs, in particular:
- uterine cervix;
- milk thistle;
- St. John's wort;
- plantain seeds;
If you have a cesarean section, then be sure to listen to any signals of your body in the first days after delivery. It is at the initial stage that adhesions can be quickly and effectively eliminated. If any symptoms appear, do not try to self-medicate, but contact your healthcare professional and be sure to undergo an examination. Be healthy!