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What is recovery time after surgery to remove a dermoid cyst

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: If the removal is done by laparoscopy then recovery would usually be one or two "down days", but if laparotomy (a larger incision on the abdomen) is p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Barrere
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Sometimes the stress of going through a surgery as well as general anaesthesia can cause some irregularity to your present cycle. The surgical proc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Ask Surgeon: The type of procedure itself will not affect you trying to conceive. It is more about when you can resume sexual intercourse after the procedure. Good ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A couple weeks: I'm assuming at 14cm they are doing a laparotomy, so typically you'll be in the hospital a couple days up to 3 typically. Full recovery will likely t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are h ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Pilonidal Surgery: Full recovery from pilonidal cyst surgery may take from several days to weeks depending on the form of surgery performed. For cases where the wound is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Depends on many thigns, but if a benign ovary is removed by uncomplicated laparoscopy, back to work can be soon as 2-3 days.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evert Eriksson
17 years experience General Surgery
Depends: 3 - 14 days in hospital.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See answer: Depends on the type of surgery - open or laparoscopy and the size /kind of cyst.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If U need 2.: Follow the advice of ur surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
3weeks: Recommend 3 weeks of immobilization to avoid recurrence of a ganglion cyst after surgery. Then may require a period of time to regain normal range of ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Any position is OK: Any position you feel comfortable is fine. You may want to put a pillow under your knees for comfort.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst removal is very safe procedure , will not result in colostomy, unless very rare complications develops.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7-10 days: Recovery should be 7-10 days at the most.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Less than 8 weeks: Recovery time depends on the cause for surgery and the patient's overall health status. If the operation was successful and uncomplicated, then recove ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on which sinus and what type of polyp and how big it is. Talk to your surgeon.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Recup.: If the cyst is in the wall of the scrotum and not inside the sack it will likely be very short recovery time with few restrictions after.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Short procedure: First comes anesthesia to relax you, put you to sleep and render an element of amnesia. Surgeon will extract cyst and suture small incision with absor ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
Depends..: Recovery time depends on a couple of factors. Was your surgery minimally invasive? Did they do it the old fashioned way with a big cut? Did they have ... Read More
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