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Doctor insights on: Pain After Ovarian Cyst Removal

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Has anyone ever had trouble with pain months after an ovarian cyst removal?

Has anyone ever had trouble with pain months after an ovarian cyst removal?

Yes: During reproductive age cysts are very common. Most women would have something considered a cyst at least once per year but would never know unless an x-ray test was performed due to pain. Often though the pain is completely separate from the cyst. The follicle (a cyst) that is the growing egg each month grows to 2-3 cm and ruptures each month. Cyst rupture is normal! Cysts unusually cause pain.

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 should I be out of work after ovarian cyst removal?

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.

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What do you know about the effect of sex after ovarian cyst removal?

No effect: We usually tell patients to have sex when they feel like it. The laparoscopic route might requires 3-5 days while laparotomy or open surgery might require 7-14 days. There is no real required limitation. Would check with your surgeon for their specific recommendation based on your particular surgery.

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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.

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Does one lose weight after ovarian cyst removal?

Does one lose weight after ovarian cyst removal?

No: Only if you stop eating too much or if the cyst weighed over 2 pounds.

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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.

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How quickly after ovarian cyst removal can I expect to get pregnant?

How quickly after ovarian cyst removal can I expect to get pregnant?

With ovulation: With laparoscopic ovarian cyst removal (cystectomy), you usually recover within a week or two and ovulation may be as early as 2-3 weeks. If your tubes are normal & fertility wasn't an issue prior, you can achieve pregnancy as soon as you're comfortable. If you had a laparotomy, give it 2 months minimum to allow proper healing & comfort. Take Folic Acid if planning a pregnancy & good luck to you.

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How common is weight loss after ovarian cyst removal?

How common is weight loss after ovarian cyst removal?

Unrelated: There is no relationship between weight loss, weight gain and having an ovarian cyst or having a cyst removal. If you have had a removal and then lost weight the weight loss is a consequence of less caloric intake or increase in calorie burning.

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Why must you wait 1-2 months after ovarian cyst removal surgery to have sex?

Why must you wait 1-2 months after ovarian cyst removal surgery to have sex?

What did you surg: Say, he is the one who oid the surg, and knows what you had, and how the surgery went, you should ask this? To your doc, that is part of your post op care.

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Is it true that you can have a raised temperature after ovarian cyst removal due to blood supply being temporarily cut off to the ovaries?

Is it true that you can have a raised temperature after ovarian cyst removal due to blood supply being temporarily cut off to the ovaries?

Haven't heard that o: One, if u have temp in the immediate or sometimes not immediate post op period u need to r/o infection somewhere in your body that is the #1 thing to r/o so u need to call the doc who did your surgery to see if u need evaluation or to be put on antibiotics.

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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.

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Where can you get a free ovarian cyst removal?

Where can you get a free ovarian cyst removal?

May not need removal: The vast majority of ovarian cysts during reproductive life come and go on their own. There are various types of physiologic cysts like this. If it is a dermoid cyst or a benign tumor, it may need to be removed surgically. Rarely a malignant cystic tumor can be the problem, requiring surgery. Its extremely important to determine what it is, as best as possible, before deciding about removal.

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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.

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Is there a nonsurgical option for ovarian cyst removal?

Kinda: A radiologist or obgyn could use ultrasound to pass a needle through your abdominal wall to attempt to drain it. This could be done in the office under local anesthesia.

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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.

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What is the definition or description of: ovarian cyst removal?

Surgical Approach: An ovarian cyst removal is a surgical procedure where a cyst is removed from the ovary while not removing the ovary.

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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.

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What are the ovarian cyst removal surgery risks?

Many but rare: Surgery for an ovarian cyst today is very safe and complications are rare. As with any operation risks related to ansthesia, blood loss, damage to surrounding structures and infection do happen -but are uncommon. Some loss of ovarian tissue is common but usually not consequential.

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What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

What is involved in a laprascopy for ovarian cyst removal?

It involves...: Making several tiny incisions on your abdomen to introduce a small scope/camera and small surgical instruments inside. The cyst is then separated from the ovary and taken out through one of the small incisions. Most people go home the same day, and the procedure generally takes about 60-90mins, depending on the size of the cyst. Hope this helps.

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