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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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How long after laparotomy surgery am i at risk gor dvt? Can i take a 4hour drive a month after surgery?

How long after laparotomy surgery am i at risk gor dvt? Can i take a 4hour drive a month after surgery?

Ambulation: Do not become stationary. Exercise, walk, jog, and always warm up and cool down. There should not be any contraindication to driving a month after surgery. I always suggest periodic rest stops to stretch you legs and calf muscles. ...Read more

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How soon after laparotomy surgery is it okay to have sex?

How soon after laparotomy surgery is it okay to have sex?

It depends: It is best to check with your operating surgeon. Activity release is usually managed by your surgeon as only he or she knows the extent of the procedure and whether your recovery is satisfactory. However, most patients who had uneventful laparotomies do heal sufficiently by 4-6 wks to allow for resumption of most physical activities - including sex. ...Read more

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I have a 8cm cyst inleft ovary andmyce125 is 856 U/ml.in this situation is laparoscopy possible or i need laparotomy surgery?

I have a 8cm cyst inleft ovary andmyce125 is 856 U/ml.in this situation is laparoscopy possible or i need laparotomy surgery?

Anything is possible: but this sounds like a serious condition. Please follow your doctor's advice about the best way to handle this. If you need a second opinion, consult with a gyn oncologist. ...Read more

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Thanks for your response. I have another question.which surgery is best for ovary removal, laparoscopy or laparotomy. One of my dr suggest for laparoscopy and another for laparotomy. I'm really confused. And I have no baby . Will it be any problem for co

Thanks  for your response. I have another question.which surgery is best for ovary removal, laparoscopy or laparotomy. One of my dr suggest for laparoscopy and another for laparotomy. I'm really confused. And I have no baby . Will it be any problem for co

Best...: The best procedure is what the doctor feelsost comfortable with. In general, laparoscopic surgery has less pain and recovery, along with less scar tissue inside, this better for the patient, but only if the doctor is experienced and well trained with laparoscopy. Ask if they have passed the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) course offered in the USA, and how experienced they are. ...Read more

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What causes an anastomotic leak after an ileostomy reversal surgery? Does a surgeon usually perform an Exploratory Laparotomy to correct?

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

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Is it common to have daily low grade fever after emergency laparotomy? It's been 8 weeks since surgery. Blood test show no current infection.

Is it common to have daily low grade fever after emergency laparotomy? It's been 8 weeks since surgery. Blood test show no current infection.

Fever: Hi, no it is not normal to have fever after any surgery, but be careful about what you are calling fever, the fever definition is a temperature of equal to more than 100.4, if your temp is higher or equal to this number then your doctor should figure out why, any blood collection anywhere? Infection? Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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27 y.o with hypoechoic cystic lesions on both ovaries. One 8.4cm another 4cm. CA-125 was 190 then 110 on a second test. GYN wants to do lap surgery. Gyn/Onc wants to do laparotomy. Both suspect endometiomas and endometriosis. Which should I choose?

27 y.o with hypoechoic cystic lesions on both ovaries. One 8.4cm another 4cm. CA-125 was 190 then 110 on a second test. GYN wants to do lap surgery. Gyn/Onc wants to do laparotomy. Both suspect endometiomas and endometriosis. Which should I choose?

Depends: I am not a surgeon maybe I can help. The key issues are the surgeons level of confidence. These being equal, laparoscopic surgery is better due to less trauma to the abdomen. You can check to see if the surgeons post their statistics online for their complication rates. I found these for surgery that I needed. lastly, 8.4 cm is big. it may be hard to do through a scope. ...Read more

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My laparotomy incision is infected. Had surgery 11-25 went to ER friday 12-13 and got antibiotics. Looks worse and belly is numb. Wound is bright red?

My laparotomy incision is infected. Had surgery 11-25 went to ER friday 12-13 and got antibiotics. Looks worse and belly is numb. Wound is bright red?

See doc NOW: What you describe really does sound like a post-surgical wound infection. This is very serious and should be re-evaluated to make sure that the antibiotics you were prescribed are working. Sometimes these need to be given iv, or a change needs to be made. Go to er now. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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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 more

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Hi i have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an endometrioma this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time, do i avoid getting pregnant until rem

Hi i have avascular cystic lesion consistent with an  endometrioma  this will require surgery, laparoscopy with possible laparotomy to tackle this and the patency of the fallopian tubes to be checked at the same time, do i avoid getting pregnant until rem

Yes: yes you should,because if you did get pregnant any surgical intervention had to be postponed until you deliver the baby.not knowing if the cyst is benign or malignant the wailight not be on your side.It really depends on your priority,which is more important to you,getting pregnant or knowing the nature of the cyst and to get rid of it by surgery.discuss your options with your GYN ...Read more

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On average, how long will a oral surgery consultation last?

On average, how long will a oral surgery consultation last?

Varies: I agree with doctor hinson. This will vary based on the reason for consultation. Be sure to go prepared having a list of any medications you are taking and allergies you might have as they will likely review your medical history. If you are being referred by another doctor a copy of a referral may be helpful but not necessary. They may also take an xray if needed. All of it depends.. ...Read more

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How long will rectal prolapse surgery last?

How long will rectal prolapse surgery last?

Type of repair: A simple midlinie repair will last 3 to 5 years in 70% of patients. A site-specific repair with ligament support will last much longer. ...Read more

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How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

How long will numbness last after oral surgery?

1-2 hours: Typically 1-2 hours.. However, there are medications that wil cause numbness for 4-6 hours after oral surgery. ...Read more

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How long does halo vision last after lasik surgery?

How long does halo vision last after lasik surgery?

Variable: Most don't get this, but it can last weeks to forever. In my experience, it usually goes away several weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer. ...Read more

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How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

How long will hematomas last after thyroidectomy surgery?

2-3 weeks: Hematomas are collections of blood. They initially coagulate then liquefy after 1-2 weeks. After they liquefy your body will resorb them or you can have them drained. ...Read more