adhesions and pregnancy

by Sarah
(United States)

Adhesions And Pregnancy Is It Compatible?

Age and any medical problem?: 20, Asthma, migraine disorder, arthritis, and a previous Ladd's Procedure

After my appendix ruptured when I was 11, resulting in a brief stint in the ICU and 6 more weeks in hospital to take care of infection, it was discovered that I was suffering from a complete intestinal malrotation. I received a Ladd's Procedure later that same year, which resulted in significant scarring and adhesions. My GYN has suggested that the reason I have severe dysmenorrhea is that I have such adhesions. My question is, is it plausible for me to carry an infant to term? Safely?

Hello Sarah.

Yes. You can carry a baby to term once pregnant, despite the presence of adhesions. Once pregnancy takes place, there is no risk to the baby in the uterus from adhesions.

I hope this helps.

Dr. O. Edema

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Aug 15, 2014
pregnancy after Ladd's procedure
by: Anonymous

My daughter had a Ladd's procedure 14 years ago and is 31 weeks pregnant. She has IBS and has been vomiting yellow. She was given an if to rehydrate. Do you think the pregnancy is causing a blockage?

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