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November 2007

Preparing For Surgery? 80% Of Women Were Unaware Of The Risk Of Adhesions!

According to the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), surgeons don't communicate very well at all. A whopping 80% of women who had undergone pelvic surgery were not informed of the risk of developing adhesions prior to their surgery. ADHESIONS Of those women, 70% said they would have taken special precautions to protect themselves from getting adhesions if they had been aware of possible adhesion-related complications. However, if 70% (7 out of 10) would have taken special precautions, one can only wonder if this is the very reason these women were not informed of the risk. As is well known among those who suffer from adhesions, the #1 precautionary measure would be to reconsider surgery! Unfortunately, however, the patient is not allowed to weigh the benefit of surgery against the risk of developing a debilitating illness. The silence of adhesions is deafening. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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  • The information found on this website is to share the personal story of my daughter's trying journey with Adhesion Related Disorder. This website is designed solely to: inform, educate, and shatter the silence that surrounds the illness of adhesions, or ARD (Adhesion Related Disorder). The postings within this site are the opinions of the author and/or guests who post here. No content of this website should be construed as medical advice. This site does not provide medical advice. Please consult your physician for all matters concening physical and mental health. 3/14/07
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