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Having Exploratory Laparotomy For Ovarian Mass
Intense rlq pelvic pain months after a total hysterectomy? Ct of appendix ok, have a history of ovarian cysts, endometriosis, & adhesions
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
I had a exploratory laparotomy, total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo oophorectomy in 2009 been getting yearly paps. Do i need to continue?
Possible pelvic mass had total hyst with removal of fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and ovaries. Should i be worried?
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
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
Is there possibility to have another ovarian cyst after lap surgery for removing endometorioma 2 mts ago? Having lower abdominal pain everyday lately
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
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
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
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
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
Would a myoectomy be indicated for a 3.7 cm submucosal fibroid? I also have bilateral hemorrhagic ovarian follicles.
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
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
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
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
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