(Closed) Laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy- experiences?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

People generally recover from laparoscopic surgery pretty quickly.  There are several small incisions and often the surgeon puts local anesthetic around them so they are numb for a few hours.  There may be some pelvic pain / cramping from the internal part of the surgery.  Everyone has a different tolerance for pain.  Some hardly need a pain pill, others seem to never be able to get comfortable no matter how much pain medication is given.  Most are in the middle of that spectrum and get pretty comfortable with pain medication.  Most people feel  relatively normal within a few days. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just had a laproscopic surgery on the 9th.  I have 4 small incisions (belly button, hip bones and bikini line).  I took the week off after surgery and went back to worth this week.  I was still uncomfortable at times because I couldn’t take heavier pain killers but it is starting to get better now.  The day of surgery, your shoulders will probably hurt because of the gas that they use to distend your stomach and get a better look but this should go away pretty quickly.

I’m sure the surgery will go great and I hope that you heal up quickly!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you keep going with the BC, it is possible you might still have some spotting.  I don’t think it would matter either way.  At least they will give you some pain pills to get through the period if need be.  It might be good to keep taking the BC though to try and head off some heavier bleeding when you aren’t really up to going to the bathroom and changing a pad constantly.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ive had multiple cysts and my appendix removed laproscopically. It is outpatient, but my mom could barely get me back in the house I felt so loopy from the pain meds and pain. I was unable to move or sit up without help for at least two days. For me, I must eat with those kinds of pain meds or I get sick. I had 2 incisions on side abdomen and upper bikini area. They will most likely shave you, so know that or do it ahead of time. You’ll also need meds to help poop after a few days because the pain meds and gas that inflates your abdomen make it difficult :/ However, after day 3 all of a sudden I started feeling much better and within 5 days I was the same, just a bit alower. How you feel vastly better for it in the end. It can be scary going under, but I had an excellent anesthesia guy who told me to think about a nice dream, and as I thought on it, I was suddenly awake again and it was all over. Be brave, it will go fast and it will be worth every moment

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Dreaming42:  I hope this helps! 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I had a cist on my right ovary was scheduled for laproscopic surgery/possibly cut open (whatever it is called C-section like cut) … Once they entered laproscopic  They found the cist was too big to do laproscopic so they had to do the cut below my waste line . I did however lose my right ovary and was diagnosed with Endometreosis. I’ve heard different reviews from laproscopic but my recovery due to the surgery I had was HORRIBLE !

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Dreaming42:  I had the exact same surgery for the exact same thing last May. Warning you- and this was the super scary part for me- due to what I’m assuming was a liability issue with my hospital, I had to verbally consent to surgery at least a couple times the morning of, and that included “laproscopic surgery to remove dermoid cyst and possible removal of ovary.” No ovary removal necessary, but it’s scary to put that thought out there in the world! Post surgery I had less pain than I had expected. Afterwards, chest pain is normal, TAKE LAXATIVES, and have someone around to pamper you as much as possible. Good luck!

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Dreaming42:  so happy to hear the surgery went well and they were able to save your ovary!! 

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