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Recovery After Laparoscopy For Endometriosis
I had laparoscopy four days ago for endometriosis. I feel really lethargic still. I have f/u visit w/surgeon this week. Normal timeframe for recovery?
Varies: Recovery from surgery is going to vary from person to person and depends on how extensive the surgery was. It also depends on how much pain medication you are taking. Discuss with your doctor at your follow up appt. Pain medication is sedating and can make one feel very tired and sleepy.See 1 more doctor answer
Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more
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.
I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery
No please call: Your surgeon to discuss, it is normal to have some pain but it should not be extreme, there may or may not be a problem that needs to be addressed this evening, please all your doc now.See 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: The true diagnosis of endometriosis requires a biopsy and a pathologist to confirm the diagnosis. Almost all the time this requires an abdominal procedure, commonly laparoscopy. However, some women may have nodules of endometriosis in the vagina, for instance, that can be biopsied in the office to prove endometriosis. Usually this is a bad prognostic sign.See 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Some can return as early as the next day, but most will wait for at least 2 to 3 days before returning to work. I have my patient not lift anything above 10# nor do any abdominal exercises for 7 days to allow the stitches to heal.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You should be able to travel and fly. Avoid heavy lifting. Take pain meds as needed for relief. Otherwise, you should be fine. Best wishes and safe travels Dr M
A few days: I allow patients to return to work in 2-3 days if their jobs aren't physically demanding. For extensive surgery like laps/myomectomy longer may be advisable. Most patients feel good quickly, although minor aches and pains may continue. Surgeons, myself included, are opinionated: you need to ask yours what he/she prefers.
Can endometriosis be given as a diagnosis without having a laparoscopy? If everything else has been eliminated.
Depends: This day and age, most anesthetist do not use nitrous, so u can technically fly next day. Waiting a wk is a good idea so that ur comfortable.
Not really...: Leakage of urine after surgery could be related to many different issues. Some women experience a slow return to normal bladder function after surgery and anesthesia. This usually resolves within 24 hours. However, persistence of urinary problems after surgery should be addressed immediately as they could signal a bigger problem such as infection or trauma to the bladder.
Doesn't matter: Endometriosis is fairly easy to spot so it really shouldn't make a difference.
Maybe: If it happens once or twice early in the postop period, in may be related to the general anesthesia affecting the bladder function. If it is persistent, or associated with a burning sensation, call your surgeon to have the urine checked for infection., Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
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