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My friend had emergency laparoscopic surgery 7days ago. He has a dark purple bruise on the top half of his penis. Today he was complaining about some?

My friend had emergency laparoscopic surgery 7days ago. He has a dark purple bruise on the top half of his penis. Today he was complaining about some?

Can be normal: If there bleeding in the subcutaneous space (between your skin and the muscle of the belly wall) this can track down with gravity into the penis, scrotum, or down the thighs. If he develops marked swelling, pain or passage of bloody urine, these are reasons to see your surgeon. Icing the area may provide some comfort. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I am a female and have bruising near groin after laparoscopic inguinal surgery 4 days ago, not at incision site. Is this normal?

I am a female and have bruising near groin after laparoscopic inguinal surgery 4 days ago, not at incision site. Is this normal?

It can be: It could be normal if the laparoscopic instrument was used to explore near the groin area. Using a laparoscope does not guarantee that just the incision site is the area of bruising. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor AND my right ovary 16 days ago. I had sex twice, 2ND time it hurts. Y? is it normal? If not what do I do?

Get back 2 C Ur-: -surgeon 2 B sure nothing has been injured. Also depends on what was the tumor from? If ovaries or uterus it is more important 2 B Cn ...Read more

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Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

First, it is: Arthroscopic and you need to find an orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is even indicated as most can be treated with appropriate rehabilitation. If surgery is indicated, then you need to find out what type of surgery and if it can be done that way. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

How to get rid of a rash after laparoscopic surgery?

Will disappear: You got the rash most likely from reaction to antibiotics, or anesthetic medications, in couple of day will disappear, alert your surgeon, some times may need medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex before laparoscopic surgery?

Is it safe to have sex before laparoscopic surgery?

Depends: I suppose it depends on why the operation is being done. For example, there may be some fertility procedures where that may not be a good idea. For most other types of laparoscopic procedures, it probably doesn't matter. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on the heart?

Can doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on the heart?

Different term: Laparoscopic is usually a term used for abdominal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is a more general term and yes it can be done in the heart. ...Read more

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Are there problems with urinating after laparoscopic surgery?

Are there problems with urinating after laparoscopic surgery?

Usually not: Any person who has had a general anesthetic can have delayed urinary function temporarily after surgery. Laparoscopic surgery usually has less risks of urinary retention after surgery, but risks may be slightly increased if it is a pelvic or uterus/ovary laparoscopic surgery. Again, this is only brief and temporary. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Ask your urologist: What is diagnosis?
As a young person, erectile function may be important to you.
Get full explanation of risks, options, benefits of each technique. ...Read more

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic: Robotic surgery for prostate surgery has increase in the recent years, because of better optics and great outcomes compared to open surgery and simple laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Can tubes ever inadvertently become untied in laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions?

Can tubes ever inadvertently become untied in laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions?

No: Adhesions (scar tissue) usually located on top of bowel that makes it stick to the abdominal wall or each other. Your tube ties are actually trans section of the tubes so no interference. ...Read more

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Is it possible for laparoscopic surgery that removes adhesions to inadvertently untie tubes?

No chance: There is no chance that a previous tubal ligation for elective sterilization could be undone with lysis of adhesions. There is a very, very small failure rate for elective tubal ligation. ...Read more

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I feel something hard underneath my belly button after laparoscopic surgery. Is this normal?

I feel something hard underneath my belly button after laparoscopic surgery. Is this normal?

Can be: Firmness at a healing scar can be normal for several months after surgery. If you are concerned see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic surgery be done on a hydrocele I want answer yes or no please say answer doctor?

Can laparoscopic surgery be done on a hydrocele I want answer yes or no please say answer doctor?

No: Laparoscopic surgery is performed for intra-abdominal conditions. Hydroceles are only skin deep in scrotum ; laparscopic instruments are > 1 foot long. Thus senseless to use laparoscopes for hydrocele surgery. Yes could be done, but would question sanity of any surgeon attemtping to complicate such a straightforward ; simple operation. ...Read more

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I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery

I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery

Its hard to say: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Typical recovery from laparoscopic surgery is about 2 weeks. Assuming no complications. Talk to your doctor about pain medication usually prescribed after surgery. ...Read more

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I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite normal after these surgeries. ...Read more

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How long to recover from gallbladder laparoscopic surgery? How soon can I drive, I'm on my 4th day and still feel sore.

How long to recover from gallbladder laparoscopic surgery? How soon can I drive, I'm on my 4th day and still feel sore.

Not unusual: Some tenderness or discomfort at the operative sites is not unusual for a week or two after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This should not prevent you from most daily activities. I usually advise people not to drive for about a week unless absolutely necessary, and of course not after taking pain medicine. ...Read more

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My wife has stones in gallbladder & she has to go through laparoscopic surgery, will it effect to her digestion? & she even have 6 months baby.

My wife has stones in gallbladder & she has to go through laparoscopic surgery, will it effect to her digestion? & she even have 6 months baby.

Common: Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a common routine surgery here in the us, and I assume in india as well. It should be a surgery performed with fairly easy recovery, mild pain, should be able to return back to a full normal diet after fully healed & not affect her digestion. She will need help caring for the baby for a few days or week. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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