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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?

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.

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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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.

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I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery

I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery

Its hard to say: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Typical recovery from laparoscopic surgery is about 2 weeks. Assuming no complications. Talk to your doctor about pain medication usually prescribed after surgery.

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I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

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.

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How quickly does endometriosis comes back after having laparoscopy?

How quickly does endometriosis comes back after having laparoscopy?

Varies: Some women experience recurrent symptoms as soon as a few months after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis - some women have recurrent symptoms a few years after treatment and a few women never have significant symptoms again.

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Is laparoscopy the only definitive way to diagnose my endometriosis?

Is laparoscopy the only definitive way to diagnose my endometriosis?

Yes: All other tests and ultrasounds are not diagnostic, just suggestive of this condition. Taking suspicious tissue from the pelvic organ is it. Laparoscopy makes this possible with very little pain or bleeding.

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Without a laparoscopy are there any other ways to diagnose endometriosis?

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.

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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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.

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Can we travel in flight 2 days after endometriosis laparoscopy? 2 hours flight

Can we travel in flight 2 days after endometriosis laparoscopy? 2 hours flight

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

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How long need I wait to return to work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

A few days: Clearly, it depends on your job--but most people are able to return to work in a few days after laparoscopy for endometriosis-unless the surgery was unusual in some way.

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How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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.

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How long after endometriosis laparoscopy can I fly?

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.

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Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Yes and no: If bladder endometriosis is on the tissue that covers the bladder, it could be seen with laparoscopy. If it is in the bladder itself, it may take cystoscopy (looking inside the bladder) to see this.

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What do they do during laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis?

What do they do during laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis?

Steps: anesthesia, small port openings, introduce carbon dioxide to allow exposure, introduce devices to view and work, visualize abnormalities, cauterize, remove, drain, Lyse adhesions, remove cysts are all possibilities, then close port sites

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Could it be healthy to wet the bed after a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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.

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Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

Yes: At times endometriosis is a very subtle disease. The endometriotic implants can vary in size and color. The colors can be clear, red, blue, brown, or black. They can appear under other organs and can usually be found by experience dlaparoscopic surgeons.

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Is it better to have a diagnostic laparoscopy (for endometriosis) if you're mensturating?

Doesn't matter: Endometriosis is fairly easy to spot so it really shouldn't make a difference.

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Please advise if it's normal to wet the bed after a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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!

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