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Having Exploratory Laparotomy For Ovarian Mass
Gastrointestinal: Primarily the GI system, but all intrabdominal organs are grossly inspected, visualized and palpated ...Read more
What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?
Variety of causes: Anastomotic leak is a term used to describe the breakdown between two surgically connected sites and is often used to describe GI anatomy. This may be where two pieces of bowel are brought together, or the outflow of an organ such as the liver or kidney is connected. When organs leak, infection in the abdomen can ensue. An exploratory laparotomy is the right choice to find and fix the leak. ...Read more
Yes: Presuming that you are healed, there is no reason you cannot conceive. ...Read more
What causes an anastomotic leak after an ileostomy reversal surgery? Does a surgeon usually perform an Exploratory Laparotomy to correct?
Variety of causes: Anastomotic leaks can occur for a variety of reasons and are a known complication of GI surgery. The primary concern with anatomic leak is the passage of stool into the abdomen with the formation of abscesses and possibly systemic infections. The treatment for this is often to operate, find the leak, and wash out any stool that may have collected in the process. ...Read more
I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?
22yr old, had exploratory laparotomy 2 years ago due to retroperitoneal hematoma. Now, I have abdominal pain. Heating/less movement helps with pain. I am young and do not want another surgery. Advice?
Retroperitoneal: Hematoma is a rare condition, unless you are on anticoagulants or have an anatomical abnormality. Recurrence is even more rare. This episode of pain is probably not hematoma, but something else. Consult your doctor for definitive diagnosis and advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian Mass : Sure. The opposite ovary, if healthy, should produce plenty of eggs over the months and years ahead. ...Read more
Get 2nd opinion: Serous papillary (cyst)adenofibroma is an uncommon tumor of the oviduct (tube) or ovary. If you were my patient, i would ask that several pathologists look at the glass slides and confirm the benign diagnosis for everyone's peace of mind. Some clinicians might screen you for a brca mutation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a complex cystic ovarian mass with mural nodularity measuring 4.1 cm. Is this suspicious for malignancy?
Left ovarian mass/enlarged left ovary size 8.1*4.2*4.2 CM in very bad pain been go in on for three months and won't go away been to e.R. Several times?
Removal: If you have an 8 cm painful ovarian mass then this can be removed. Schedule a visit with an obgyn in their office instead of going to the er. Bring a copy of the sonogram or ct scan report for them to review and you can see if you are a surgical candidate. This is a very common surgery for a gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please talk to: Gyn, i assume your gyn has done blood work which can help differentiate benign ovarian masses form cancer and i rec you be referred to a gyn oncologist as that specialist does, benign, pre- malignant and malignant surgery , and i rec they do it through the davinci if possible. ...Read more
Means get it checked: You are 28 years old and say you have an ovarian mass.I will advice you to follow up with your doctor to find the nature of the mass.Is it a cyst or a solid mass and your doctor can tell you the treatment options based on your symptoms, nature of the mass and size/location of the mass. ...Read more
My wife did taste doctor said my wife is fluid in pod,ovarian mass and acyesis i don't understand.
Possible cancer.: Ovarian mass means an abnormal growth on the ovary, and ascites means fluid in the abdomen. These two things together suggest she could have a cancer on her ovary. Ask the doctor if she has cancer, and what the treatment should be. I can help you more if you get more information. ...Read more
I was told I have 2 ovarian mass, internal bleeding and ovary is fused on bladder. Having urgent oppherectomy.... Should I be worried?
Somewhat: Major surgery has a small risk from general anesthesia alone. It is safe most of the time, or we wouldn't do it. What you have is not clear, which is why you are having the surgery. Hopefully the surgery corrects the problem and all is well, but it depends on what is causing the problem. After the surgery you will know what caused it and what the next steps will be. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Ovarian Mass Work Up: Ovarian mass presents a special diagnostic challenge, in part because benign etiologies greatly outnumber malignant ones. Determination of a degree of suspicion for malignancy is critical & is based largely on imaging appearance. Ultrasound is the most practical modality for initial assessment, while MRI is more accurate & can be performed when US is nondiagnostic or equivocal. ...Read more
Surgery: Other than ultrasound appearance, the only way to distinguish them is through surgery. ...Read more
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