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I had a surgery to remove ovarian cyst 2yrs ago. But now when i cough especially, i feel pain on the incision.Is this normal?

I had a surgery to remove ovarian cyst 2yrs ago. But now when i cough especially, i feel pain on the incision.Is this normal?

Get it looked at: Very hard to make a diagnosis over the internet. It could be some residual incisional pain though 2 years is a long time. However, on possibility could be a hernia at the site of surgery. This can be determined fairly easily but will require a physical exam. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Laparscopic ovarian cysts surgery & incision drainage, what to do?

Call your surgeon: Wash the incision with an anti-bacterial soap such as hibiclens or phisoderm. Irrigate hydrogen peroxide over a 4 x 4 gauze and most importantly call your surgeon so he/she can evaluate the wound for any possible infection or loss of integrity. ...Read more

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If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

If I have a laparotomy to remove an ovarian cyst will I be out for a week?

Likely more: In our hands, even with laparotomy, most are done as an outpatient. Recovery though depends on so many factors. Motivated patients without lifting demands in their work might get back in one week. Others might be 2 or 3 weeks? Lifting is the biggest limiting factor. Good luck. ...Read more

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44 with septated complex ovarian cysts. left is 5cm, right is 12cm.Regular gyno says she can do laparotomy but should it be done by gyno onco?

44 with septated complex ovarian cysts. left is 5cm, right is 12cm.Regular gyno says she can do laparotomy but should it be done by gyno onco?

Consult a Gyn onco: Even though there is a reasonable probability that your ovarian cysts may be benign and that you do not have an ovarian malignancy or a cancer, it would be best to consult a Gyn oncologist who can offer you an adequate preoperative evaluation (tumor markers, etc..) and discuss the risks/benefits of laparoscopic/robotic exploration versus laparotomy and possible cancer staging procedures. ...Read more

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Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

Have had 6 major laparotomies and now need to have ovarian cyst removed, have adhesions, will need another laparotomy?

No simple answer : Unfortunately your abdomen has had multiple surgeries and another laparotomy may be needed. Over time the cyst may fix itself to avoid surgery. Your doctor will observe you for awhile. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst endometriomas 8 and 5 centimeters. Dr wants to do laparotomy vs laproscopic outpatient. Is this necessary to be so invasive?

Ovarian cyst endometriomas 8 and 5 centimeters. Dr wants to do laparotomy vs laproscopic outpatient. Is this necessary to be so invasive?

8 cm is : Rather large. I am sure your doctor considered risks v. Benefits of the operation. Not likely to be cancer at your age, but not impossible. Follow your doctor's advice. If you don't like with his advice, you can always get a second opinion, but i think it is going to be the same. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst laparotomy in june. 2014. Since then I still have recurrent pregnancy symptoms with regular feeling of a twist in my lower abdom?

I had an ovarian cyst laparotomy in june. 2014. Since then I still have recurrent pregnancy symptoms with regular feeling of a twist in my lower abdom?

Hard to know...: "Pregnancy symptoms" = lots of things = nausea, breast tenderness, abdominal fullness, swelling of breasts or genitalia, etc. It's hard to answer without knowing this. Would you please ask again, and be more specific, or consult me directly? Regarding a "twist" sensation, this is likely muscle spasms. Your muscles were sewn shut and they often spasm when they pull on stitches with activity. ...Read more

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Im 20,Virgin,last period ended 29oct, on 26nov I had laparotomy to remove ovarian cyst&one ovary other ovary is intact I havent got my period yet HELP?

Im 20,Virgin,last period ended 29oct, on 26nov I had laparotomy to remove ovarian cyst&one ovary other ovary is intact I havent got my period yet HELP?

Stress: The stress of the surgery and the anesthesia plus the removal of the ovary certainly could delay your period. It is not time to be worried yet. Hope this helps. Be well soon. ...Read more

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Im 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal

Im 20 ive 13cm simple ovarian cyst ca-125 is normal no family history of ovarian cancer is there medication for it? gyn said laparotomy& ovary removal

Ovarian cyst: Depending upon the type of cyst sometimes birth control pills may be used. If the cyst is symptomatic and needs removal, laparoscopic surgery is employed. If it is inordinately large or complex there are occasions when it may be necessary for the gyn surgeon to open you up and remove the cyst. ...Read more

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3 weeks post op from laparotomy for ovarian cyst. Very nauseous every time i eat, lost 15-20lbs. I've had orangish vaginal discharge. And a sore throat

3 weeks post op from laparotomy for ovarian cyst. Very nauseous every time i eat, lost 15-20lbs. I've had orangish vaginal discharge. And a sore throat

Call your doctor: Too many things going on at once. Need to call the surgeon. Might need an exam in the office, maybe labs, and might need to see your internal medicine doctor. This isn't a question that can be answered here. ...Read more

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Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

Hi. I want to ask, what the best food to eat after ovarian cyst surgery for speed recovery my internal after my OP?

No specific food: There are not specific foods that need to be eaten after surgery. In the first few hours you will likely be instructed not to eat and then slowly advance your diet back to your usual routine ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a 10 cm multilocular ovarian cyst. doctors say laparatomy and laparascopy are both good but their preferances are diffrent?

Laparoscopy: Each doctor has his/her own skill set and comfort level with different types of procedures. Without seeing the pictures its not possible to make a recommendation. But if if you can have it removed through a laparoscopic, the recovery is much shorter and the risk of complications is usually much lower. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst , should I do surgery?

Ovarian cyst , should I do surgery?

Need more info: Symptoms, size, type, persistence, results of imaging studies, etc. ...Read more

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Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Should an ovarian cyst of 4.9cm require surgery?

Depends on: your symptoms, exact ultrasound findings, and your risk factors. Consult with your gyn for proper treatment. ...Read more

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