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Is there something they will give me for anxiety before my pelvic laparoscopy?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety before my pelvic laparoscopy?

Sure: There is no reason to have to suffer through great anxiety prior to surgery. It is common that anesthesiologists will give you a benzodiazepine (valium or similar) to relax you if you are excessively anxious prior to surgery. ...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 does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

How long does the pelvic laparoscopy take?

Depends: A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used for many different operations from a simple tubal ligation to a complex hysterectomy. Other operations include ectopic pregnancies, excision of ovarian cysts, removal of tubes or ovaries, removal of fibroids, lysis of adhesions, sacrocolpopexy, or excision of endometriosis. The surgical time depends on the complexity of the operation. ...Read more

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Has anyone died from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Has anyone died from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Rarely: Laparoscopy is real surgery in spite of the small incisions used to perform it. Blood vessels and bowels can be injured resulting in hemorrhage and infection. Fortunately, laparoscopy has become safer thanks to associations as the aagl and new training techniques for surgeons. ...Read more

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I might have endometriosis. Will I have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

I might have endometriosis. Will I  have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

Only way to confirm: Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis. Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that is, the "cutting out" - of the abnormal tissue for confirmation by the pathologist. ...Read more

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What is pelvic laparoscopy?

What is pelvic laparoscopy?

Looking into...: ... The pelvis with fiberoptic scopes and cameras under anesthesia. It is a powerful tool to diagnose and treat pelvic disease in women. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a pelvic laparoscopy?

What can I expect from a pelvic laparoscopy?

Diagnosis or cure: Pelvic laparoscopy is done for a diagnosis of disease or for treatment of known condition, speak to your gyn surgeon ...Read more

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Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I need to be out for a pelvic laparoscopy?

Yes: Pelvic laparoscopy requires relaxation of the abdominal wall. This is best accomplished with general anesthesia, or being completely out. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

How long is recovery from pelvic laparoscopy?

It depends: For simple diagnostic laparoscopy - including some division of scar tissue, it is an outpatient procedure that you can recover from within a few days - if there is no complication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pelvic laparoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: pelvic laparoscopy?

Min Invasive Surgery: 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 pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the pelvic laparoscopy?

Need someone!: For any surgery, even a day surgery, you will need someone to drive you home. The after effects of anesthesia or discomfort make it too dangerous to drive. A friend or family member can also be helpful to remember conversations with the doctor, post-op instructions with the nursing staff, and can help you with filling any prescriptions. ...Read more

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27yo having pelvic laparoscopy. Had low BUN count of 4 and creatine of .7. Should I be concerned about my liver filtering the anesthesia?

27yo having pelvic laparoscopy. Had low BUN count of 4 and creatine of .7. Should I be concerned about my liver filtering the anesthesia?

Don't think so, as U: are young and if you have no other problems, the labs U mention are wihing normal range and they reflect your Kidney function. I would not be worried about the Liver at all. Seeing your PCP will be helpful as a blood test for th Liver Function could be done to allay your concerns. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic pelvic pain with a normal laparoscopy?

Help! I've been having chronic pelvic pain with a normal laparoscopy?

Pinched nerve: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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

Im 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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How might a laparoscopy help pelvic pain?

How might a laparoscopy help pelvic pain?

Diagnosis: Female pelvic pain is very complex . A laparoscopic examination can help to evaluate and distinguish the gynecologic versus non gynecologic causes of pain. Endometriosis and adhesions can be treated on the spot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain a few pounds immediately following a laparoscopy to remove a 19cm pelvic cyst with a liter of fluid ?

Is it normal to gain a few pounds immediately following a laparoscopy to remove a 19cm pelvic cyst with a liter of fluid ?

Your doctor can addr: I am sure your doctor who operated on you is in a better position to help you address your question. If you need our help then you need to tell us more exactly what your cyst/ tumor was, when it was removed and how much weight gain do you have and what exactly is your present and past weights? ...Read more

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I have a question regarding my recent diagnosis of endometriosis. If after a laparoscopy to remove the lesions, should I still have severe pelvic pain?

The pelvic pain : Will improve or resolve after surgery.Besides there are meds u can take- antiinflammatory, muscle relaxers and narcotics, that would ease ur pain. So don't worry, be happy! ...Read more

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

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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How do I convince my doc to do a laparoscopy when I have suspected endometriosis & chronic mod/severe abdo/pelvic pain?

Discuss: Discuss the reasons why with your obgyn. Typically, if a surgeon doesn't want to operate on you there is a very good reason. The doctor-patient relationship is a special thing, one trying to "convince" the other of something is not usually a good thing. If you are not satisfied with the explanation- get a 2nd opinion. A competent doctor is never offended by a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Weix
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Pelvic 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 pelvic diseases. This is combined with distention 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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more