Pelvic adhesions refer to scarring of the pelvic tissue, caused by the body’s attempt to naturally repair damaged tissue. A tissue called Peritoneum covers the outside of the organs located in the abdomen and pelvis and creates a ‘slippery’ surface, allowing the organs and structures to slip off each other. However, when the Peritoneum is irritated it can cause structures to bond with another structure, resulting in pelvic adhesions.
Pelvic adhesions are often caused by damage to the pelvic tissue, which can be linked to:
Pelvic adhesions can be treated using a surgical procedure such as laparoscopic dissection of the adhesions, depending on your diagnosis and symptom severity. Failure to receive treatment can result in obstruction of the fallopian tubes, leading to infertility problems.
If you are concerned, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.