Adhesions can block the egg from traveling from the ovaries and fallopian tubes to the uterus. When this happens, a woman cannot get pregnant, it can be characterized by long-term pain in your abdomen or pelvic area. Adhesions can also block a man's sperm from passing into a woman's body. A man with this problem will be unable to make the woman pregnant. You may need surgery to remove the adhesions themselves, or your surgeon may need to remove adhesions before doing another type of surgery.