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Bowel Surgeon Working With Endometriosis Surgeon For My Laproscopy
I had laparoscopy four days ago for endometriosis. I feel really lethargic still. I have f/u visit w/surgeon this week. Normal timeframe for recovery?
Varies: Recovery from surgery is going to vary from person to person and depends on how extensive the surgery was. It also depends on how much pain medication you are taking. Discuss with your doctor at your follow up appt. Pain medication is sedating and can make one feel very tired and sleepy. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I just had a laparoscopy done yesterday and They removed patches of endometriosis . It's hard to pee and I cannot have a bowel movement.
If they do a vag hystorectomy for endometriosis, do they do a laparoscopy to cut out endom in the abdomen aswell? Or do they jst do everything vaginal
Ask your doctor: With a vaginal hysterectomy the uterus is removed through the vagina, so the doctor is not able to remove endometriosis from other areas of the abdomin. Removing the uterus laparoscopically will allow the doctor to treat endometriosis in other areas. Clarify with the doctor what the plan is. ...Read more
Whether intraluminal: Endometriosis representing implants of endometrial tissue on various structures of the peritoneal cavity enlarge with hormone changes causing symptoms related to where they are present. Bowel cancer is an intraluminal lesion that can be defined if in colon, by colonoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more
For the experts - might the surgeons have noticed endometriosis even if they weren't looking for it?
See below: Endometriomas can be extremely hard to see. ...Read more
Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help. ...Read more
My dr doesn't think I have endometriosis but wants to do a laproscopy. Risks of this surgery? How can I be sure I have an experienced surgeon for this
Ask your doctor: Your doctor should explain all of the possible risks of doing this type of surgery and have you sign a pre-op consent form, that is called informed consent and is the standard of care, you can ask your doctor how many laparoscopies he or she has done and how many laparoscopies he or she has done for endometriosis. ...Read more
Helica to endometriosis, ovary and loaded bowel freed, 3days postop why am i having sharp shooting groin pain that's slowly getting worse?
Endometriosis history. Possible spreading to bowel. Having bad lower abdominal pains for few days, no relief. Who should I call, GI or gyno? Help!
GYN : Contact gyn who will arrange for other consultants. ...Read more
Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?
Can endometriosis of the bowel show up as a small patch of inflamation during a sigmoidoscopy? Biopsy couldn't determine ibd
What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. ) and first time treatments?
Birth Control Pills: The best actual "treatment" for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision (cutting out) of all endometriosis - remembering that endometriosis can have many different looks other than the "classic dark spots". If it is all excised then there is no need for further treatment. If however there is endometriosis still present, the easy first line treatment is birth control pills. ...Read more
Endometriosis symptoms left me disabled until i tried smoking meth. All pain, fatigue, bowel issues gone. Why? And what legal drug can equal this?
Meth can kill you: Meth can leave you disabled, dead, in jail, and with your life ruined. This is much worse than endometriosis symptoms. If your endometriosis symptoms are so bad that you have turned to meth, then you need to see your doctor to discuss this. If you find that you are now dependent on meth, please get treatment for this. Good luck. ...Read more
Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?
Pelvic muscle spasm: In St 4 endometriosis, complete resection of every last implant or area of endometriosis is sometimes difficult and a second laparoscopy after complete healing will allow visualization of those areas that were missed on the first extensive surgery. As well, it is important to evaluate the pelvic floor muscles as these can be in spasm and cause continued pelvic pain and back pain. ...Read more
What's the connection between period & bowel distance? I also have all the symptoms of endometriosis but the pelvic ultrasound is clear,is it enough??
10 days post helica to endometriosis, ovary and loaded bowel freed, started to have crampy/sharp pains right side and bleeding very heavily with clots?
Colon and rectal surgery does not have a particular definition. In fact, it is a medical specialty that deals with problems in the colon, rectum, and anus. A sampling of diseases that fall in this realm are colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or crohn's), rectal prolapse, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, and more). Not all ...Read more
Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more