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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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How long to go back to work after appendecto and ovarian cyst on the left side same time by malpractice surgery?

How long to go back to work after appendecto and ovarian cyst on the left side same time by malpractice surgery?

You need to ask the: Doc who did your surg as that doc knows how everything went and u didn't say what type of surg you had, laparoscopy, robot open? And did you have any problems after like bleeding or infection, etc. Or none, so call you surgeon and ask him or her, and don't go sue the doc unless there was really something that happened or was done that was below the standard of care so get a 2nd opinion if neces. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst removal. What is the recovery time?

Ovarian cyst removal. What is the recovery time?

Depends: It completely depends on the method of removal and the size of the cysts. Small cysts done through a laparoscope or robot recover very quickly. Large cyst done with a laparotomy (regular incision) can take up to 6 weeks to recover. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the recovery time for open ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

How long is the usual recovery time for an ovarian cyst removal?

Quick: If the removal is done by laparoscopy, usually complete recovery takes about 2 weeks but some women recover even quicker. However you can resume most normal activities 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am I crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Laprascopic ovarian cyst removal with ablation. I have a cruise scheduled 17 days post op. Am I crazy? Recovery time? Plane ride?!?

Fine: You'll be fine. You probably won't be on any pain meds at all, assuming no complications with your surgery. Most important, because you're 42, is just to make sure that you prevent any blood clot by moving around frequently. Get up, if you can, every hour or so on your plane ride for circulation. Check out exercises you can do with your legs while sitting on plane to prevent blood clot. ...Read more

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How does ovarian cyst removal work?

How does ovarian cyst removal work?

Too general a?: Depends what type of cyst you have, how big it is, I am assuming it is benign and not, malignant, usually now a days it can be done through the laparoscope or the robot, sometimes you may need a laparotomy incision see your gyn or a gyn. ...Read more

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How long should I be out of work after ovarian cyst removal?

Varies: Depends on your motivation and your requirements at your job. If lifting is involved, most recommend 6 weeks. If not, it really is up to you as to when you return to work. In our experience, the minimum is 7 days or so. Might produce pain but will not damage the surgery outcome. ...Read more

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How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut? How long is the recovery time?

How do they drain an 4cm ovarian cyst? Do they cut? How long is the recovery time?

If it is: Thought to be a so-called functional cyst they may wait several cycles to see if it resolves on its own. Otherwise, if it is presumptively benign, a laparoscopic removal (cystectomy) would be performed. If it is more suspicious, open surgery may be indicated. The cysts are not drained, they are removed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go back to school and dance after ovarian cyst removal?

Please ask the doc: Who did your surgery those specific? S as only that doc should answer, as your doc knows how the surgery went and how u are doing now, and can give u a definite answer. ...Read more

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Is conceiving possible after removal of more than 8cm ovarian cyst. I have no baby and if possible what is the best time for conceiving?

Is conceiving possible after removal of more than 8cm ovarian cyst. I have no baby and if possible what is the best time for conceiving?

PG possible: Pregnancy is still possible once the since is gone as ovulation may now occur which is usually at mid cycle of your period. That is the best time to conceive. ...Read more

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Went to ER for an excruciating pain. Left ovarian cyst rupture what is the recovery time like and timeframe? I I've had pain for a week & take ibuprof

Need GYN follow up: You need to see a GYN MD in their office for follow up care to be certain that the ovarian cyst is completely gone. An ultrasound exam will help along with the pelvic exam. Those studies will determine the answer to your question of how long, etc. The MD can also provide Rx for the pain if necessary. ...Read more

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How long do I have to take pill after endo and ovarian cyst removal? My doc said until pregnant, but no plan to have kids. When is best time to stop?

How long do I have to take pill after endo and ovarian cyst removal? My doc said until pregnant, but no plan to have kids. When is best time to stop?

4-6 months: It is a treatment that you may want to continue to both suppress future ovarian cysts and endometriosis, not only birth control. Usually 4-6 months continuously low estrogen and progesterone. If you have high blood pressure or develop it or smoke, you will need closer monitoring. Always best to stop smoking if you do. No assumptions made, though. ...Read more

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Why is my lower back swollen after gall bladder surgery with an ovarian cyst removal?

Why is my lower back swollen after gall bladder surgery with an ovarian cyst removal?

Please call the doc: Who did your surgery, they know what they did and how it went, that is included in your post op care the doc is supposed to answer all? S like this and do the proper txment if there is a problem. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Is walking a few times a day good for healing after larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Alot of back pain too. Any suggestions for relief?

Is walking a few times a day good for healing after larposcopic surgery to remove ovarian cyst? Alot of back pain too. Any suggestions for relief?

Yes: Early ambulation, walking after an abdominal surgical procedure is likley to provide more benefits that harm. Unless recommended otherwise by the surgeon, should be okay. The back pain may be due to positiong during the surgery, or viscerosomatic (pain referred to the back from the internal organs). Should start improving in a few days. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with ovarian cyst before that ruptured. The signs of a smellie discharge and pain during intercourse is back. Can cyst return?

Was diagnosed with ovarian cyst before that ruptured. The signs of a smellie discharge and pain during intercourse is back. Can cyst return?

Yes it can: Yes cysts can return. A visit to the obgyn for an exam and sonogram would confirm. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. It is a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause stomach fluttering, bloating, lower back and pelvic pain, heavy feeling in stomach. Comes around time of period hx of gastrit?

Ovarian cyst: It is possible that an ovarian cyst could cause the symptoms that you mention. Many other things can cause pelvic pain. The bloating and heavy feeling sounds more gastrointestinal than gynecologic in origin. See an Obgyn first and then if a cause can not be found a GI specialists can evaluate you next. ...Read more

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How large of ovarian cyst needs removal?

6 cm?: I'm not an ob/gyn, but I seem to think that 6 cm is large enough to warrant a procedure. I'm going to defer final answer to my ob/gyn colleagues out there that can answer more definitively. ...Read more

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Pain after removal of ovarian cyst. Is this normal?

Pain after removal of ovarian cyst. Is this normal?

Depends: If you just had surgery, it can of course be related to pain from that. But this should be decreasing as time goes on. Sometimes infections after surgery also happen. If it's been a while you may have a new cyst. Also, each time you have surgery you form scars inside called adhesions. These can also cause pain. So, see your doc. ...Read more

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Is it true the healthier I eat the faster the recovery after an ovarian cyst is removed? What are other ways for a fast recovery?

Eat low carb: The most important thing to do is address why a cyst developed. Try some things on your own but it's also useful to work with a doctor that can do testing. You should first consider that you may be developing Insulin resistance and fix that with a low carbohydrate diet. ...Read more

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Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal?

Is spotting normal after ovarian cyst removal?

Yes: Spotting is normal and common after surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. During the surgery usually an instrument is placed on the cervix so the uterus can be moved to get to the cyst, and that can cause a few days of light bleeding. Occasionally the stress of surgery can cause irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

It varies: Some ruptured cysts resolve quickly, others can take a few months. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms. Usually just watch and wait is enough, sometimes surgery (minimally invasive) is necessary. See your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more