(Closed) Cyst Update – Anyone have this done before?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had a cyst removed via laparoscopy 5 months ago. Are you on the birth control pill by chance? That sometimes can shrink the cyst. If not and it is of a larger size and causing you pain, it generally is best to have it removed. My surgery was pretty uneventful. Three small holes in my tummy (one was thru the belly button) and my recovery was very quick and mostly painless. Let me know if you have any questions!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I second Jenn23; are you on any form of BC? Usually they start this as treatment bc it can decrease and eliminate the cyst. I had lap done in 2008. I had a cyst and she monitored it with my bc. Well 9 mths later it turned into 5 little ones that together was the size of a golf ball. Had the lap and lost my ovary and tube in the process. I do think it’s something that can be monitored with bc for awhile but if it doesn’t decrease in size or disappear it will need removed to avoid further damage.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@soyjoy222: How large is the cyst? Do you know? Mine was huge. I had such severe pain, that I ended up in the ER and was admitted to the hospital and given morphine multiple times just to deal with the pain. Mine had blood that leaked (somewhat ruptured), so that is why I had such intense pain. I had the surgery a few weeks later. I had two weeks of no excercise allowed. I spent a few days at home camped out on the couch to rest (I think 3 days) following the surgery. Had it on a Thursday, returned to work the following Monday.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve never had a cyst, but I have had a laparoscopy. They’re really not that bad. The recovery for mine was rough because the gas they used to inflate my abdomen got caught under my diapraghm and caused some nasty pains for about a week, but the actual incisions didn’t hurt at all. They bruised pretty badly, but there wasn’t much pain. And the bruises were so colorful that I was actually amused, in a morbid sort of way…gotta look on the bright side, I guess. πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrs Grape: I was fascinated by the bruise colors, too! Yes, the shoulder pain from the gas they use was very painful, but mine only lasted the first day or two. I took narcotics for that pain since it was pretty intense. My stomach never really hurt at all!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Jenn23: My shoulder pain was really bad…did yours feel like someone was trying to crush your scapula and sit on your chest whenever you tried to lie down? Guess I was unlucky in that department. Darling Husband actually called the ER one night because I was having trouble breathing, but I think my case is NOT the norm. The bruises were kind of crazy. My skin was turning colors I had never seen before!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Mrs Grape: Yes, the shoulder pain was crazy. Mine radiated into my neck and I had trouble laying down or moving for the first day. My painkillers (I think it was percocet) were my best friend for about 24 hours. I HAD to have them. Yes, my stomach went from blue, to purple, yellow, green..even my husband was fascinated with the different colors! πŸ™‚ 

 

@soyjoy222: The gas they use to “blow you up” before the surgery moves up your diaphram to your shoulder area and it takes about a day or two to leave your body. As you can see by our posts above, the pain is pretty bad. BUT, take painkillers like I did. They DO help. The pain may not go away completely, but the percocet definitely helped. And the good thing is that the shoulder pain doesn’t last that long. And my stomach didn’t really hurt at all after the surgery! Once you get past that first day or two, the recovery shouldn’t be bad at all! πŸ™‚  Wow, sounds like your cyst is probably big like mine was. Mine was the size of an orange, I think. I had to pee constantly because it pushing against my bladder. It sounds like you need to have it out soon. You’ll feel soooo much better! πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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  • Wedding: April 2010

@soyjoy222: Try not to be scared. This surgery is super common and pretty simple! I had an abdominal surgery one year ago to remove fibroids and THAT was not fun and super painful.(6 week recovery) This laparscopy surgery in June was a piece of cake compared to my big surgery. You’ll be fine! πŸ™‚

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