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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

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


Dr. Renee Harris Dr. Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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.

Dr. Arthur Ollendorff Dr. Ollendorff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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.

Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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How many months can be safe to be pregnant after my ovarian cyst removal?

Depends: How extensive was your surgery? You should wait 6 wks......Talk it out with your surgeon.

Dr. James Mirabile Dr. Mirabile
Gynecology
29 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long should I be out of work for an ovarian cyst removal by laproscopic surgery?

How long should I be out of work for an ovarian cyst removal by laproscopic surgery?

Ovarian cyst: The removal of an ovarian cyst will cause downtime of approximately 3 - 5 days.

Dr. Devin Namaky Dr. Namaky
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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How long does an ovarian cyst removal operation take through keyhole surgery? And how likely are risks?

Depends: This depends on many factors including your body habitus, the size and consistency of the mass, skill of the surgeon etc. Typically if it is straightforward then it may be as short as 15 minutes. Add anesthesia time and setup and maybe it becomes 30 minutes from the time you go in, to the time you go out, of the or. Complications are not very common if it is routine.

Dr. Henry Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
62 years in practice
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Before undergoing my ovarian cyst removal operation doctors are asking to take contrast scan. Please can you tell me why & how that scan be taken?

Before undergoing my ovarian cyst removal operation doctors are asking to take contrast scan. Please can you tell me why & how that scan be taken?

CT scan: If a cyst is not a simple cyst, sometimes docs will do a ct scan of the pelvis to try to determine ahead of time the nature of the problem. Ovarian cancer is highly unusual in a girl your age, but borderline tumors can occur and having a gyn oncologist available can be important.

Dr. James Mirabile Dr. Mirabile
Gynecology
29 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or an outpatient procedure?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or an outpatient procedure?

Ovarian cyst: Depending on the size of the ovarian cyst, if removed laparoscopically then an outpatient procedure should be planned.

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Steven Weissberg Dr. Weissberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
51 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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.

Dr. Andrew Blazar Dr. Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
58 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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How long does it take to recover from an ovarian cyst removal surgery?

How long does it take to recover from an ovarian cyst removal surgery?

Usually a day or two: Ovarian cysts are sometimes removed surgically, usually with laparoscopy. This involves inserting instruments through 1/4 inch incisions. Recovery time from laparoscopic surgery is usually only a couple of days.

Dr. Katherine Sutherland Dr. Sutherland
Gynecology
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Ovarian cyst removal - is that done laparoscopically or do you get cut open?

Usually laparoscopic: Most ovarian cystectomys or oophorectomies for benign cysts can and should be performed with minimally invasive surgery. Prior to the surgery, your evaluation should include an ultrasound and blood tests. An open surgery would only be needed if there is a high chance of an ovarian cancer.

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Dr. Alan Patterson Dr. Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. John Geisler Dr. Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
23 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can surgery after a ovarian cyst removal be too tight?

Surgery: I am unsure as to what you mean by too tight. If you are feeling pains in your skin, they are most likely rude to true stitches below your skin. If you are feeling pain on the inside, then that is from scar tissue.

Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
Urology
34 years in practice
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Fox Dr. Fox
Fertility Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after an ovarian cyst removal?

Not long: I tell most patients, as soon as they feel like it. Usually 7-14 days or so. Depends though on your surgery type and would go on the recommendations of your physician.

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