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Doctor insights on: Scar Tissue From Ovarian Cyst Removal

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Can surgery after a ovarian cyst removal be too tight?

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. ...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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Why might there be a lump under my belly button after an ovarian cyst removal?

Why might there be a lump under my belly button after an ovarian cyst removal?

Scar tissue? Hernia?: Go back to your gynecologist and ask his/her opinion. It may be nothing more than scar tissue (especially if done laparoscopically), but it may be a hernia. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more