Post # 1
Went in for my baseline to start first cycle of clomid, and that’s when they saw the golf ball sized cyst that made a home on my right ovary. They want to remove it laparoscopically next month, and see if maybe that alone could help my fertility or see if it’s possibly endometriosis.
Any bees had this procedure done?? How soon could I go back to work?? Any and all experiences are welcome!
Post # 3
I havent had a cyst removed, BUT I did have a diagnostic laparoscopy due to cysts. The doctors were starting to think I had endometriosis because I kept having cyst after cyst rupture. The surgury was fairly simple. I had 2 incisions (sometimes they have to make more), one on the edge of my belly button and the other was about 5-6 inches below.
I went back to work in a week. The things that surprised me: You will have random spots of numbness because when they make their incision, they cut nerves… This also makes it hard to sit up… You will feel like you did 8,000 crunches. Your shoulders will hurt because they pump you with gas to move your organs so they can see everything better. If they don’t get it out all the way, you can have shoulder pain. That seemed to go away fairly quickly.
For me it was a decent experience. Not awful, not the best. The recovery was quick, which was good.
Post # 4
@MissLunchbox: I had one to remove a cyst in March 2012. All in all it wasn’t too bad for me, but I know others have had different experiences. I was back at work after two days rest (surgery on Tuesday a.m., back at work on Friday). For me the worst part of it all was that I was constipated like no other. I say, take it easy and listen to your body after the procedure. Some women take about a week or so to recover so don’t worry if it takes that long. Best of luck to you!
Post # 5
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I had one in Februaury to diagnose/remove endometriosis. It wasn’t that bad. I was terrified before it, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I had mine on Friday morning and could have gone back to work on Monday if I had to, but I didn’t have to teach agin until Thursday so I took the extra rest. The first two days sucked, but weren’t nearly as bad as I expected. I just slept a lot. I felt 80% better in 5 days, fully better in a week. I actully taught a 2 week field class in Costa Rica 3 weeks after my surgery and had no issues. I really didn’t have the shoulder pain that folks complain about so much, my issue was nausea from the anesthesia moderate pain at my incision. I reccommend taking a week if you can.
Post # 6
I have had that surgery twice for that exact same reason. For both procedures I was out of work for about 4-5 days. I had multiple abnormal cyst as well as endometriosis when they went in and they cleaned everything up. Hope this helps some 🙂