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How healthy is percutaneous cholecystostomy?

How healthy is percutaneous cholecystostomy?

Why?: Percutaneous cholecystostomy is usually reserved for people too ill to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Why can't you have surgery. ...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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I've been diagnosed with a large gallbladder sludge. What is cholecstomy?

I've been diagnosed with a large gallbladder sludge. What is cholecstomy?

Cholecystectomy?: The gallbladder stores bile, which helps digest fats. Sometimes the contents of the gallbladder become thickened and contain more than just bile, and this is referred to as sludge. Like gallstones, this thickened material can block the gallbladder's duct and cause pain or infection. Assuming you meant cholecystectomy, this is the medical word for surgical removal of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Please help! What is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

To drain the GB: Sometimes the gallbladder is very swollen and tense. This makes it hard to grasp, hold, and retract. Sometimes we have to drain the bile out of the gallbladder so we can grasp hold of it with the instruments. A long needle is inserted through on of the trocars and the bile is aspirated into a syringe. ...Read more

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What is the reason for performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is the reason for performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Imaging: A cholecystostomy is not a routine part of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. In some cases, this may be done to place a catheter for cholangiogram (visualize bile ducts with contrast). It may also be done to extract a particularly large stone or otherwise assist the surgeon in removal of the gallbladder itself. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy surgery done at the end of April which increased pain and problems. How soon can I have another laparoscopy surgery?

I had a laparoscopy surgery done at the end of April which increased pain and problems. How soon can I have another laparoscopy surgery?

Surgery: How soon is not the question but if you need another surgery. It depends on what was found with the first operation, what was done in the first one, and what if anything would be accomplished by going back in the abdomen. You need to consult your physician or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I had my laparoscopy done and result was endometrium secretory phase. What does it show?

I had my laparoscopy done and result was endometrium secretory phase. What does it show?

Endometriosis: Secretory endometrium is a normal finding when it is obtained from the uterus. If endometrium was identified on laparoscopic biopsy, it suggests the presence of endometriosis. You should discuss these findings with the surgeon that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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I have 2 kids from previous marriage what to have a bay laparoscopy done in jan15. what are chances of having a baby I'm 32 yrs?

I have 2 kids from previous marriage what to have a bay laparoscopy done in jan15. what are chances of having a baby I'm 32 yrs?

Unknown: There's not enough information here to give you an answer, however even if you are given some statistics, those are predictive for a group of people, not for an individual. So there is always hope. See your OB/GYN provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy done 2 months ago but no endometriosis found. I have even worse pain now becauseje I exercised too soon after. What do I do?

I had a laparoscopy done 2 months ago but no endometriosis found. I have even worse pain now becauseje I exercised too soon after. What do I do?

Post lap: Take a break and recover! Wait for the allotted recovery period which is usually 6-8 weeks. Listen to your body and don't overdue it. Get back into your routine slowly or else u will set yourself back. ...Read more

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What will happen if you don't know you're pregnant and get a laparoscopy, done will it make your pregnancy more difficult?

What will happen if you don't know you're pregnant and get a laparoscopy, done will it make your pregnancy more difficult?

Very rare: Anesthesia, surgical ; radiological procedures will not be done on child bearing age females, with out a pregnancy test., if it happens always a risk in the first trimester for malformations. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?

I'm having surgery done to take out a IUD & they are gonna use laparoscopy how long do it take for the anesthesia to wear off?

Minutes: A general anesthetic shoudl take 5 minutes to be (responsive to stimulation), 15 minutes to be awake (open eyes on command) 30 minutes to be allert (count to ten without stopping). If you have are given pain or nausea meds after anesthesia you may get sleepy from that but the anesthesia is long gone with little or no effect by 1 hour. ...Read more

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Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Can I travel overseas in two or three weeks after ovarian teratoma removal surgery whether it is done by laparoscopy or open one?

Depends: It is possible that your surgeon will allow this travel. However this decision is between you and your surgeon, who will know the most about your case and your recovery. Okay to ask this question, take a family or friend with you to your appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopic septoplasty & laparoscopy was done on 12/12/12. Twinging pain & mild bleeding continues. How long will it take to recover?

Hysteroscopic septoplasty & laparoscopy was done on 12/12/12. Twinging pain & mild bleeding continues. How long will it take to recover?

Good question.: This is a good question to ask your surgeon. Every patient's recovery is different, and you surgeon should know you much better than an anonymous doctor on the internet. More importantly, they know the extent of your surgery, and will know if what you are experiencing is normal, or if it's a potential problem. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have Crohn's & my GI dr said I need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc

I have Crohn's & my GI dr said I need a resection of my ileum. Can this be done through laparoscopy? What is recovery like- # days in hosp, eating etc

Depends: The type of surgery, if laparoscopic or not, depends on the degree and type of disease. If the surgery is due to fistula formation, then laparoscopic surgery may be very difficult. If the surgery is for isolated disease and due to stricture then laparoscopic surgery more likely to be successful. May be in the hospital a week or less, should be able to eat fairly normal by the time you go home. ...Read more

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If I had a laparoscopy done and didn't have endometriosis, why am I hurting so much worse after I had it done? I'm scared that I messed my ovaries up

If I had a laparoscopy done and didn't have endometriosis, why am I hurting so much worse after I had it done? I'm scared that I messed my ovaries up

Not normal: Within a month after laparoscopy you should not be worse than before unless you have infection, endometriosis was missed or you have a new issue. Get a gyn recheck. ...Read more

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I might have sleep apnea and I'm having a laparoscopy done. Should I be worried?

I might have sleep apnea and I'm having a laparoscopy done. Should I be worried?

Let surgeon know: Ideally anybody with clinical suspicion of having sleep apnea should have it checked out before elective surgery. Might need CPAP etc. Plz discuss it with your surgeon and abesthesiologist before your surgery. ...Read more

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I have got laparoscopy done for ovary torsion four months ago. Ovary not removed. But I feel mild pain at operated area inside. Scan report is normal.?

I have got laparoscopy done for ovary torsion four months ago. Ovary not removed. But I feel mild pain at operated area inside. Scan report is normal.?

Prob normal: The mild discomfort is probably normal.
However, if it changes, worsens, then it would be best to be seen by your health care provider ...Read more

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Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them

Do I have to remove my piercings for a laparoscopy? I got my nipples done yesterday, would I have to use a retainer? I'm not sure if I can change them

Maybe: If they are metal, and the surgeon needs to use a monopolar energy source, it will put you at risk to get burned at the location of the metal. Discuss this with the nurse, and surgeon when you get to the hospital, and they will let you know before your procedure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay to have a laparoscopy done two weeks after an epidural steroid injection?

Is it okay to have a laparoscopy done two weeks after an epidural steroid injection?

Laparoscopy: I cannot think of any contraindication to laparoscopy after an epidural steroid injection, but I recommend that you check with your treating physicians to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm having a operative laparoscopy done for pelvic pain, if tubes are blocked will the dr unblock them?

I'm having a operative laparoscopy done for pelvic pain, if tubes are blocked will the dr unblock them?

Yes, if she can: Doctors do have the ability to push dye through the tubes which can diagnose tubal blockage and occasionally can help to clean out the tube. Most scarred tubes need to be operated on to fix a blockage. If your doctor is a rei or infertility doctor, then he/she may be able to operate on a blocked tube. You should be clear about your doctor's abilities/intentions prior to the laparoscopy. ...Read more

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If you have blocked tubes can you have laparoscopy surgery done to help unblocked them before trying in vitro?

If you have blocked tubes can you have laparoscopy surgery done to help unblocked them before trying in vitro?

Not necessary: In my understanding, in vitro they placed the fertilized egg directly into the uterus, you do not need open tube for that..
if they could open your tube they should done that, and then there is no reason for the in vitro.

in general it is not easy to open a tube.

if the blocked tube were because of abdominal adhesion, then laprascopy could be helpful.

good luck ...Read more

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I've done a Laparoscopy in jan 15. i"m not pregnant till now what should I do? Is there a chance to have a baby I'm 32 yrs old. Already have 2 kids

I've done a Laparoscopy in jan 15. i"m not pregnant till now what should I do? Is there a chance to have a baby I'm 32 yrs old. Already have 2 kids

Unclear question?: What's the laparoscopic exam for? Was it for a tubal ligation? Although the fertility rate tends to decline significantly after age 32, you can certainly get pregnant. In fact, I know of women getting pregnant at age 45 and probably beyond. However I don't fully understand what your question is. ...Read more

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Hi, my mother will be undergoing a nasal laparoscopy. How is this done?

Hi, my mother will be undergoing a nasal laparoscopy. How is this done?

Not laparoscopy: It is a nasal endoscopy not laparoscopy.
laparoscopy is placing a scope in the abdomen for surgery to an abdominal organ.

for nasal surgery they use endoscope to visualize and operate on organ in the nose like polyps and sinuses.

wish her the best of luck, and fast recovery. ...Read more

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Are doctors usually able to diagnose the reason for pelvic pain after laparoscopy surgery is done?

Sometimes: Laparoscopy is one of the last (and most invasive) steps in diagnosing the cause if pelvic pain. While it is very good at finding the cause of the pain in many cases, the cases that go to surgery for diagnosis are often the most puzzling ones. In these cases, it's not uncommon for there to be no clear diagnosis even after surgery. Even without a diagnosis, laparoscopy can help rule out some causes. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy done 1 week ago, but 3 days ago my belly button started bleeding, ill stain my shirts, with blood is this normal?

I had a laparoscopy done 1 week ago, but 3 days ago my belly button started bleeding, ill stain my shirts, with blood is this normal?

Abnormal: Any bleeding or drainage from a laparoscopic incision is concerning. Please contact the surgeon that performed the laparoscopic procedure to schedule a follow up appointment or return to the Urgent Care or ED where the procedure was performed for evaluation. ...Read more