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Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions

Adhesions are likely: The thing that sounds most likely would be more adhesions. The worrisome thing would be a possible bowel obstruction due to adhesions but the ct should have shown this. ...Read more

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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more


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exploratory surgery +/-cyst aspiration/removal. Is this normal procedure for abdominal pain and a complex solid ovarian cyst? Drs are confusing me.

 exploratory surgery +/-cyst aspiration/removal. Is this normal procedure for abdominal pain and a complex solid ovarian cyst? Drs are confusing me.

Ask MD/clarification: Ask your surgeon for clarification of your surgical case. Ovarian cysts can be aspirated or removed normally, depending upon the size and density. You need to be an advocate for yourself by asking your MD and getting an explanation that you can understand for clarity. ...Read more

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I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?

Pap after Hyst: If your hysterectomy was done for a non-cancerous reason and up have never had a severe pre-cancerous cervical lesion then the current reccomendations do not suggest further pap smears. ...Read more

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What are the problems after laparoscopic appendectomy - ovarian cysts?

What are the problems after laparoscopic appendectomy - ovarian cysts?

Appendectomy: Surgical risks of laparoscopic appendectomy are low risks of bleeding or infection the first few days after surgery. There is no long term problems after surgery. Ovarian cysts are not related to appendix surgery. ...Read more

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Possible pelvic mass but had a total hysterectomy.

Possible pelvic mass but had a total hysterectomy.

Many causes: Constipation, intestinal mass, if they left ovaries, then ovarian cyst, abdominal wall mass. There are many potential causes, i would think your doc will do an ultrasound or ct if they can't figure it out with a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?

I would say: Get a confirmation. Sometimes a bit of ovary can remain, its called ovarian remnant. Its not likely to be cancer, in fact this is very low probability. Good luck. ...Read more

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Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. if surgery do i need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. have adhesions from other surg?

Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. if surgery do i need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. have adhesions from other surg?

Previous scarring: Previous surgical scar tissue (adhesions) make this a more complicated question to answer because the subject ovary may be "stuck" to other tissues like bowel, pelvic sidewall or bladder. If you don't want to return to surgery after this operation you might give consideration to hysterectomy with ovarian removal. You will need a very competent surgeon to undertake this operation- interview wisely ...Read more

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What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

It involves...: Making several tiny incisions on your abdomen to introduce a small scope/camera and small surgical instruments inside. The cyst is then separated from the ovary and taken out through one of the small incisions. Most people go home the same day, and the procedure generally takes about 60-90mins, depending on the size of the cyst. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there possibility to have another ovarian cyst after lap surgery for removing endometorioma 2 mts ago? Having lower abdominal pain everyday lately

Is there possibility to have another ovarian cyst after lap surgery for removing endometorioma 2 mts ago? Having lower abdominal pain everyday lately

There's always the: Possibility of recurrence of ovarian cyst, endometrioma along with abdominal adhesion/ scar tissue that can cause ur symptoms. Follow up with ur gyn. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/pelvic-pain. ...Read more

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Cyst in liver and cyst in thyroid. Tubal and appendectomy. What r my chances for having gallbladder sludge removed laproscopy?

Cyst in liver and cyst in thyroid. Tubal and appendectomy. What r my chances for having gallbladder sludge removed laproscopy?

Not likely: Treatment would be a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The gallbladder stores bile and pushes it into the intestines in response to eating fat in a meal. Bile is a salt in solution. In gallbladder disease, the gallbladder is not exchanging the bile properly causing the bile to sit there. Like sugar in a jar of water, if it sits there, eventually it comes out of solution forming sludge. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Is pregnancy possible after bilateral endometriosis surgery (laparoscopy cystectomy)?

Yes: As long as there are no other fertility problems, you should have a chance to conceive after removing bilateral endometriomas. If you do not get pregnant after 6 months of attempts, you may want to consider setting an infertility specialist for assistance. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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37yr old. Hysterectomy with rt ovary removed april this year. Severe bloat, pain. 4 CM complex cyst left ovary.On crutches for si pain. Remove ovary?

37yr old. Hysterectomy with rt ovary removed april this year. Severe bloat, pain. 4 CM complex cyst left ovary.On crutches for si pain. Remove ovary?

Depends.: It is usually reasonable to observe a cyst like this for some period of time because frequently it will resolve without surgical treatment. If the cyst persists or you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you may need the ovary removed. Need to have a discussion with your ob/gyn about treatment options. ...Read more

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1 complex ovarian cyst and postmenopausal I am 60. Just had polyp remove from uterus may have com ov cyst removed but I have adhesions. Hysterectomy ?

Adhesions from: Previous surgery or infection can cause technical difficulty during surgery. If you need to have removal of complex ovarian cyst in order to exclude malignancy, you should proceed with the procedure, even if the operation could be technically difficult. Consult with your gyn for opinion. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Had  hysterectomy and right sided oophorectomy 7 months ago. Recently discovered enlarged left ovary and hemorrhagic cyst . Ovary needs to be removed?

Not usually: Usually that can be followed. It also depends on your medical and gyn history and why you had the previous surgery in the first place. But a cyst like that can usually be followed and as long as it is not causing you bad symptoms it probably does not need to be removed. ...Read more

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Would a myoectomy be indicated for a 3.7 cm submucosal fibroid? I also have bilateral hemorrhagic ovarian follicles.

Would a myoectomy be indicated for a 3.7 cm submucosal fibroid? I also have bilateral hemorrhagic ovarian follicles.

Depends: If you are having symptoms from the fibroid then a myomectomy may relieve the symptoms. If you are not having symptoms and especially if you are close to menopause then a myomectomy may not be needed. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Im 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

Im 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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Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...Read more

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Just had cystectomy on 12/5/14 & Left ovary had cystadenoma.still have severe pain&had transvaginal US and there is 5.5cm adnexal mass. Cancer??

Just had cystectomy on 12/5/14 & Left ovary had cystadenoma.still have severe pain&had transvaginal US and there is 5.5cm adnexal mass. Cancer??

Most likely not.: Most ovarian cysts, even those with a glandular component, are benign, altho they can be quite painful. Multiple and/or recurrent cysts are, unfortunately, fairly common. Please follow up with your doctor. While you may need a repeat cystectomy, we can offer medications that help prevent recurrences. I know you're uncomfortable but please don't worry about cancer. It's very unlikely. ...Read more