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Exploratory Laparotomy For Ovarian Cyst
3 weeks post op from laparotomy for ovarian cyst. Very nauseous every time I eat, lost 15-20lbs. I've had orangish vaginal discharge. And a sore throat
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
44 with septated complex ovarian cysts. Left is 5cm, right is 12cm. Regular gyno says she can do laparotomy but should it be done by gyno onco?
Consult a Gyn onco: Even though there is a reasonable probability that your ovarian cysts may be benign and that you do not have an ovarian malignancy or a cancer, it would be best to consult a Gyn oncologist who can offer you an adequate preoperative evaluation (tumor markers, etc.) and discuss the risks/benefits of laparoscopic/robotic exploration versus laparotomy and possible cancer staging procedures. ...Read more
Likely more: In our hands, even with laparotomy, most are done as an outpatient. Recovery though depends on so many factors. Motivated patients without lifting demands in their work might get back in one week. Others might be 2 or 3 weeks? Lifting is the biggest limiting factor. Good luck. ...Read more
Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?
Ovarian cyst endometriomas 8 and 5 centimeters. Dr wants to do laparotomy vs laproscopic outpatient. Is this necessary to be so invasive?
8 cm is: Rather large. I am sure your doctor considered risks v. Benefits of the operation. Not likely to be cancer at your age, but not impossible. Follow your doctor's advice. If you don't like with his advice, you can always get a second opinion, but I think it is going to be the same. ...Read more
13cm simple ovarian cyst gyn suggested laparotomy to remove the cyst & possibly the ovary! I don't wanna lose my ovary how can I save it help me plz?
Ovarian cyst: It could be helpful and wise to get a second opinion from a different gynecological surgeon ...Read more
Good evening. If I had a laparotomy to remove ovarian cysts about 4 years ago, can I still have natural vaginal birth? Thanks.
Sure: The information you described is not a contraindication to attempting a vaginal birth. ...Read more
I had an ovarian cyst laparotomy in june. 2014. Since then I still have recurrent pregnancy symptoms with regular feeling of a twist in my lower abdom?
Hard to know...:
"Pregnancy symptoms" = lots of things = nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal fullness, swelling of breasts or genitalia, etc. It's hard to answer without knowing this. Would you please ask again, and be more specific, or consult me directly?
Regarding a "twist" sensation, this is likely muscle spasms. Your muscles were sewn shut and they often spasm when they pull on stitches with activity. ...Read more
I'm 20, Virgin, last period ended 29oct, on 26nov I had laparotomy to remove ovarian cyst&one ovary other ovary is intact I haven't got my period yet HELP?
I'm 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? Gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal
Ovarian cyst: Depending upon the type of cyst sometimes birth control pills may be used. If the cyst is symptomatic and needs removal, laparoscopic surgery is employed. If it is inordinately large or complex there are occasions when it may be necessary for the gyn surgeon to open you up and remove the cyst. ...Read more
Yes: Restrictions after laparotomy usually only 6 weeks, so you should be fine. ...Read more
Hi doctor I have a 10 cm multilocular ovarian cyst. Doctors say laparatomy and laparascopy are both good but their preferances are diffrent?
Laparoscopy: Each doctor has his/her own skill set and comfort level with different types of procedures. Without seeing the pictures its not possible to make a recommendation. But if if you can have it removed through a laparoscopic, the recovery is much shorter and the risk of complications is usually much lower. Best wishes! ...Read more
Possibly: gynecologist often use 5 centimeters as a cutoff for taking somebody to surgery or not it really also depends on the appearance of the cyst meaning is it a simple appearing cyst with just fluid is it a dermoid cyst is it a complex cyst all these plus the patience symptoms Ie. Pain, determine need for surgeryyou also include the risk of torsion as well ...Read more
Unrelated: If you are having continued symptoms after ovarian cyst removal you should see your surgeon. Another cyst may have developed. ...Read more
Maybe: Trust your doctor. The decision will be made by evaluating the risk of malignancy and the experience of your physician. ...Read more
Yes, if: Yes, if tubes are patent, one of the ovaries is functional and there are no other medical reproductive issues with her or her partner. ...Read more
Possibly: See a doctor who is experienced in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for an opinion. ...Read more
Yes: As long as it is not painful for you, sexual activity is fine. ...Read more
Should not: No. The do not do through the vagina when doing that procedure. ...Read more
Any position is OK: Any position you feel comfortable is fine. You may want to put a pillow under your knees for comfort. ...Read more
Depends: Depends for how long is delay and what type of cyst. Talk to your surgeon. Few days delay unlikely make any difference. ...Read more
Keep getting hot spells, 4 days post op for keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Is this normal?
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