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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Depends: Some can return as early as the next day, but most will wait for at least 2 to 3 days before returning to work. I have my patient not lift anything above 10# nor do any abdominal exercises for 7 days to allow the stitches to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


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How long need I wait to return to work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

A few days: Clearly, it depends on your job--but most people are able to return to work in a few days after laparoscopy for endometriosis-unless the surgery was unusual in some way. ...Read more

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I work as flight attendant lifting heavy containers, how long can I go back to work after dermoid ovarian ( with endometriosis ) laparoscopy?Thanks

I work as flight attendant lifting heavy containers, how long can I go back to work after dermoid ovarian ( with endometriosis )  laparoscopy?Thanks

4 weeks: The risk of hernias with laparoscopy is low but you should wait at least 4 weeks before starting to lift heavy objects again (>20lbs). ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic surgery a day ago for removal of endometriosis and clearing of tubes . How long until I can return to normal activity?

As tolerated: I tell my patients to return to normal activity as tolerated by pain after most laparoscopic procedures. Any doubts? Call your surgeon. I'm sure you'll be fine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

A few days: I allow patients to return to work in 2-3 days if their jobs aren't physically demanding. For extensive surgery like laps/myomectomy longer may be advisable. Most patients feel good quickly, although minor aches and pains may continue. Surgeons, myself included, are opinionated: you need to ask yours what he/she prefers. ...Read more

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How long after endometriosis laparoscopy can I fly?

Depends : This day and age, most anesthetist do not use nitrous, so u can technically fly next day. Waiting a wk is a good idea so that ur comfortable. ...Read more

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Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis´╗┐?

Is there any problem if we wait few years after laparoscopy(9 cm ovarian chocolate cyst),is there any treatment for reducing endometriosis´╗┐?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is often controlled with anti-inflammatory pills like Ibuprofen, birth control pills, Depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Lupron and other medications. Individual treatment plans should be made between you and your doctor. ...Read more

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How quickly does endometriosis return after laparoscopic surgery? The method used to burn the lesions was electric cautery.

Uncertain: We have only statistics on this to make generalizations: estimates are that between 15-30% of women may have recurrence of endometriosis after surgery; it is unusual (but not impossible) to see recurrence in less than 2-3 years. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How quickly does endometriosis comes back after having laparoscopy?

Varies: Some women experience recurrent symptoms as soon as a few months after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis - some women have recurrent symptoms a few years after treatment and a few women never have significant symptoms again. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more