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Adhesions and C-Sections

New evidence suggests that pelvic adhesions are present in more than a third of women with a history of previous c-section and that the adhesions are associated with chronic pelvic pain. “Prevalence of pelvic adhesions on ultrasound examination in women with a history of Caesarean section,” published in the July issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, examined 308 women with a history of C-section.

Cesarean Section (C-section) is a major surgery that cuts through several layers of sensitive pelvic tissue. It can create significant adhesions as the body heals. These can spread into pain-sensitive structures, causing pain or dysfunction.

Cesarean Section (C-section) is a major surgery that cuts through several layers of sensitive pelvic tissue. It can create significant adhesions as the body heals. These can spread into pain-sensitive structures, causing pain or dysfunction.

The results points to a high rate of adhesion formation by ultrasound in women with a previous C-section. Adhesions in the vesico-uterine pouch were the most common in these women. Based on the data, the authors concluded that the likelihood of adhesions increases with each abdominal surgery, including multiple C-sections, and incision site infections.

It’s encouraging to see this type of research about the after effects of c-section. Our therapists have treated many women for c-section adhesions, helping them overcome pain and/or secondary infertility. They evaluate the uterus and pelvic and abdominal structures for areas of tension or restricted mobility, paying particular attention to the areas around incisions. The therapists then use a protocol of manual techniques to decrease the adhesions, helping women experiencing post c-section problems return to pain-free, functional lives.

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