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What causes adhesions?

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Adhesions develop as the body attempts to repair itself. This can happen after surgery, infection, trauma, or radiation. Repair cells within the body cannot tell the difference between one organ and another. If an organ undergoes repair and comes into contact with another part of itself, or another organ, scar tissue may form to connect the 2 surfaces.

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Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

SOURCE:

Adhesions, General and After Surgery from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on May 31, 2018

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