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I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite normal after these surgeries. ...Read more

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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If they do a vag hystorectomy for endometriosis, do they do a laparoscopy to cut out endom in the abdomen aswell? Or do they jst do everything vaginal

If they do a vag hystorectomy for endometriosis, do they do a laparoscopy to cut out endom in the abdomen aswell? Or do they jst do everything vaginal

Ask your doctor: With a vaginal hysterectomy the uterus is removed through the vagina, so the doctor is not able to remove endometriosis from other areas of the abdomin. Removing the uterus laparoscopically will allow the doctor to treat endometriosis in other areas. Clarify with the doctor what the plan is. ...Read more

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I have had 5 cesarean sections, an appendectomy, 2 laparoscopy procedures, and an abdominal full hysterectomy. I have intense pelvic pain. Help!

I have had 5 cesarean sections, an appendectomy, 2 laparoscopy procedures, and an abdominal full hysterectomy. I have intense pelvic pain. Help!

Check with your MD: Sounds like you have had a lot of surgery and although the pain could be due to adhesions, or scar tissue which has formed from the surgeries, it may signify that something else is going on. You should consult your primary physician or follow up with your surgeon so they may start the proper work up. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: The recovery can be as quick as a few days or as slow as a few weeks. Most women spend only a few hours or one night in the hospital after the surgery. ...Read more

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Help for gas pains after laproscopic hysterectomy?

Help for gas pains after laproscopic hysterectomy?

Walking: NSAID like motrin as well as walking is usually helpful at relieving gas pain after laparoscopic surgery. Hope this helps. ...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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more