Doctor insights on:
How Soon Should I Return To Work After Laparoscopy
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
I had a laparoscopy done on Tuesday. I am due to return to work as a flight attendant on Sunday. I am concerned by this as I still have all stitches.
Call the surgeon for: Calling the surgeon will more likely get a pertinent answer to your concern since s/he knows more about your individual situations of disorders and procedures. In general, as long as being tolerable with pain, getting better without fever, & understanding realistic expectation as counseled before procedures, the stitches should not pose an hindrance for returning to work. Best wish... ...Read more
I work as flight attendant lifting heavy containers, how long can I go back to work after dermoid ovarian ( with endometriosis ) laparoscopy?Thanks
Minimally Invasive: Laparoscopy is a technique of performing surgical procedures where the surgeon uses a series of small incisions through which instruments and a camera are placed in order to perform a variety of operations. Carbon dioxide gas is used to fill the abdominal cavity in order to create room to see and maneuver the instruments, then removed and absorbed into the body at the end of the operation. ...Read more
They can: Cysts, where ovarian, hepatic, mesenteric or otherwise can recur. It is unfortunate, but known. Best to discuss this with your surgeon and surgical team at the risk/benefit analysis appointment. For ovarian and hepatic cysts there are criteria to help determine this risk and guide indications for surgical intervention versus monitoring. Be well. ...Read more
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
This is not the appr: -priate venue 4 this answer. It would be doing you a disservice 2 answer it as none of us know the specifics of your case. You need 2 get this answer from your surgeon. ...Read more
I had laparoscopy & hyteroscopy surgery 4 months ago. Can I use total core work out for exercise I am well & my scar already healed.
No restrictions: No concerns this far out from the procedure. Full go should be no problem. ...Read more
I had key hole laparoscopy surgery 7 weeks ago. Can I back to my gym routine? Like stretching, Yoga, Abs work out, Jogging, etc. Pls advise thank you
Depends.: Everyone heals at a different rate. Seven wks seems sufficient time for you to slowly return to your previous activities, but to be safe see your surgeon for a post op exam to clear you ...Read more
Only your MD: Only your surgeon can answer post OP follow up and your answers including sexual activity . Most of the surgical procedures completion of healing occurs with in 6 wks , but each surgeon will tailer the activity based on individual needs . Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more
How long will I need to recover from a diagnostic laparoscopy? And return to nursing assistant job?
It depends on: what they do. A diagnostic lap in itself just means putting a camera to look inside the abdominal cavity. If that is all they do, then you should have a very short recovery time. Usually no heavy lifting is recommend for 2 weeks (nothing > 15-20lbs). Often more is done than just looking, and the length of recovery depends on what else is done (bowel resection, lysis of adhesions, etc). Good luck! ...Read more
June 2013 i had laparoscopy to remove multiple ovarian cysts, tomorow i'm due for another one. How soon do they return? i'm in severe pain, 28yo
May not ever return: Ovarian cysts generally develop during each menstrual cycle, in young women. Frequently one cyst per cycle becomes dominant and may enlarge to the point of discomfort prior to ovulation. There are many other causes of pelvic pain (scar tissue, endometriosis, infection). There is a good chance that your cysts may play only a small role in your pain. Cyst removal/ surgery may not always be needed. ...Read more
I'm scheduling surgery to have a golfball sized cyst removed by laparoscopy from my right ovary. How long should I plan to be off of work?
Depends.: Good planning! It depends on the physical requirements of your job. Be sure to ask the surgeon. You can leave a message at his office about it and the staff can ask and then relay the information to you. Remember, there are no guarantees, you may feel better sooner than others, or you may have complicating factors that change this time period. Or the surgery may be more involved than expected ...Read more
I was prescribed hydrocodone after a laparoscopy. I only took 3 pills in 3 days and my pupils are extremely dilated. How long until they return normal?
- Talk to a doctor online
- How long should i wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?
- How soon can i return to work after removal of polyps?
- How long after elbow fracture should i return to work?
- How long should i wait to return to work after a fever?
- How long to wait before returning to work after laparoscopy for an ovary removed?
- How soon after the treatment can i return to normal activity?
- How soon after enucleation surgery can i return to normal activity?
- How long should i wait to return to work after having a major hamstring rupture?
- Return to work after laparoscopy