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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

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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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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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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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 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

Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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