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How likely is it that keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst will result in a colostomy?

How likely is it that keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst will result in a colostomy?

NO: Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst removal is very safe procedure , will not result in colostomy, unless very rare complications develops. ...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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What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

What will happen to me during a ganglion cyst removal surgery?

Another option: Arthroscopic-assisted ganglion excision is minimally invasive, relatively painless, and has a lower reported recurrence rate. Typically performed under general anethesia, and through small portals, the ganglion stalk can be visualized and excised with precision instrumentation. The cyst can then be decompressed through an accessory portal. Local anesthesia is placed over the portal sites. ...Read more

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What happens to a fistula that fails? Will I need another operation to remove it?

What happens to a fistula that fails? Will I need another operation to remove it?

Not usually: Please try not to let it fail. As an interventional radiologist, i open fistulas all the time. Have it checked if not working correctly. I don't want you to run out of access. ...Read more

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

Ask your surgeon: I assume you had drainage of an abscess with packing. This shouldn't stay in more than a day or two as it interferes with drainage. Some surgeons pack to stop bleeding and this should only be needed overnight. Some surgeons don't pack at all and just put a dressing over the surface (this is less painful). Again, ask your surgeon as he/she knows why it was placed. ...Read more

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Can stomach keyhole surgery to remove a cyst cause sex to become painful?

Can stomach keyhole surgery to remove a cyst cause sex to become painful?

Possibly: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Hematoma: In general a hematoma after surgery could become infected with any number of bacteria. Okay to ask your surgeon for details in your case. Okay to get an appointment to see your surgeon. Ask about culture, culture results and antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy to remove a large fibroid?

How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy to remove a large fibroid?

10-12 hours : Most laparotomy patients are up & walking after 10-12 hours. Most do well unassisted and it helps with recovery and helps prevent lung problems, blood clots, and bowel dysfunction. It may take 1-2 weeks before you can walk comfortably without pain meds & 4-6 weeks before you can walk as before without risk of injuring your surgical scar. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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After several doctors visits to drain an earlobe cyst the doctor now says surgery must be done which will remove half the earlobe. Isn't this extreme?

After several doctors visits to drain an earlobe cyst the doctor now says surgery must be done which will remove half the earlobe. Isn't this extreme?

Yes and No.: First, at age 84 is this worth all of the hassle? Are you experiencing pain? Is that why the concern? But, i would suspect that your doctor was trying everything they knew how to avoid surgery and your body did not comply. There is no fault here..Just frustration. ...Read more

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How much does it hurt to get the packing removed from a pilonidal cyst without going to see a surgeon!?

How much does it hurt to get the packing removed from a pilonidal cyst without going to see a surgeon!?

Will have some pain: could be done but you have to check with your surgeon before removing it , also have to go back for follow up wound care ...Read more

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What to do when discovered a cyst in uterus.

What to do when discovered a cyst in uterus.

Depends: Question somewhat vague. Is this an actual cyst on uterus, on the ovary? Is actually a fibroid of the uterus? Sometimes nothing. Depends on signs, symptoms, size. ...Read more

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Is painful to remove a rectum little polyp? In which way can be removed? After removing it , do I have to follow a specific food diet? Thank you!

Is painful to remove a rectum little polyp? In which way can be removed? After removing it , do I have to follow a specific food diet?
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Polyps: are removed during colonoscopy while you are sedated, using cautery. There are no nerve endings in the base of the polyp, so it shouldn't be painful. After removing it, you should be able to eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Cancer: After an operation of the stomach area to remove a so-called malignant tumor, could MD actually find out later it is benign. How determined?

Cancer: After an operation of the stomach area to remove a so-called malignant tumor, could MD actually find out later it is benign. How determined?

Yes it is possible: It requires a carefully microscopic examination by a pathologist to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant. Surgeons can not tell when the remove a growth...it is only later on that a pathologist does many special tests in the laboratory before the final diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically.  As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?

A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How would a hemorrhagic scrotal cyst develop and how would it be surgically removed? Sounds horrible procedure, painful procedure

How would a hemorrhagic scrotal cyst develop and how would it be surgically removed? Sounds horrible procedure, painful procedure

Here are some...: The most common scrotal cyst is sebaceous cyst, which unlikely develops spontaneously bleeding, but infection like that in acne. The most common small bleeding spot occurs in hemangioma, which usually occurs in the aged. At present, it is hard to answer without more info on its history and a direct look. But, either is benign & needs no active care unless being big or infected, but minor procedure ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove a mass (tumor) located on the pituitary gland through the nose? If so, how would you typically go about doing that?

Is it possible to remove a mass (tumor) located on the pituitary gland through the nose? If so, how would you typically go about doing that?

Two options: The standard approach starts under the lip and then through the nose removing the front wall of the sphenoid sinus to get to the pituitary. More and more are using nasal endoscopic approaches which avoid going under the lip. Find someone who does lots of these, usually a university. Ent and neurosurgeons work together. ...Read more

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Itchy vagina after keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) to remove ovarian cyst, could this be an infection, if so what kind of infection?

Itchy vagina after keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) to remove ovarian cyst, could this be an infection, if so what kind of infection?

Maybe yeast : Yeast infections are the most common causes of vaginal itching. You could start with an over the counter yeast medication. If it does not improve you will need to see your doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove a small cyst sac without surgery'?

Is it possible to remove a small cyst sac without surgery'?

Yes and no.: Depending on it's location and nature, it may be possible to drain a cyst without surgery. However that is not usually curative, and it may reaccumulate fluid quickly and still need to be removed surgically. You should talk with your physician about what options you may have. ...Read more

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I have retension cyst of 3.7 CM what is the procedure to remove it....

I have retension cyst of 3.7 CM what is the procedure to remove it....

Retention cyst: The best way to remove it is with surgery. This may be a minor surgery with local or more involved depending on where it is. ...Read more

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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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


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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more