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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

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

Call your doctor: Too many things going on at once. Need to call the surgeon. Might need an exam in the office, maybe labs, and might need to see your internal medicine doctor. This isn't a question that can be answered here. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

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

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Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

No simple answer: Unfortunately your abdomen has had multiple surgeries and another laparotomy may be needed. Over time the cyst may fix itself to avoid surgery. Your doctor will observe you for awhile. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst endometriomas 8 and 5 centimeters. Dr wants to do laparotomy vs laproscopic outpatient. Is this necessary to be so invasive?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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Ovarian cyst, should I do surgery?

Ovarian cyst, should I do surgery?

Need more info: Symptoms, size, type, persistence, results of imaging studies, etc. ...Read more

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Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Depends on: Your symptoms, exact ultrasound findings, and your risk factors. Consult with your gyn for proper treatment. ...Read more

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If I have an ovarian cyst at 5cm should I get surgery?

If I have an ovarian cyst at 5cm should I get surgery?

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

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Subsequent to surgery for removing an ovarian cyst, endometorioma?

Subsequent to surgery for removing an ovarian cyst, endometorioma?

Unrelated: If you are having continued symptoms after ovarian cyst removal you should see your surgeon. Another cyst may have developed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have keyhole surgery for a 12cm ovarian cyst?

Is it possible for me to have keyhole surgery for a 12cm ovarian cyst?

Maybe: Trust your doctor. The decision will be made by evaluating the risk of malignancy and the experience of your physician. ...Read more

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After ovarian cyst surgery women is able to pregnant?

After ovarian cyst surgery women is able to pregnant?

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

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Why can't I get pregnant after 2 years of ovarian cyst surgery?

Why can't I get pregnant after 2 years of ovarian cyst surgery?

Multiple reasons: Your sexual activity does not fall on the ovulation days, you have occluded fallopian tubes, your partner has low sperm count, you have genetic abnormality or as simple as you need more time. Find fertility clinic, they will help. ...Read more

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Can removal of a "large" ovarian cyst be done with laproscopic surgery techniques?

Can removal of a "large" ovarian cyst be done with laproscopic surgery techniques?

Possibly: See a doctor who is experienced in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for an opinion. ...Read more

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Will there be any danger if I delay my surgery to rmove an ovarian cyst? Measuring bout 7x5x6

Will there be any danger if I delay my surgery to rmove an ovarian cyst? Measuring bout 7x5x6

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

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How long is recommended off work after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, 5cm inside ovary?

How long is recommended off work after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst, 5cm inside ovary?

ASK the doc who: Did your surgery, please call him or her today, your surgeon should have already told you, that is part of your post-op care so call your surgeon today as your surg knows how your surg went and he or she is the only one who should tell u. ...Read more

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Laparotomy (Definition)

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more