How long does a laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure take

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10 things to know about l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic surgery. It's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> very <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> thread but there's SOOOO MUCH good stuff there, especially if you have to or are scheduled to have surgery some time soon! Just a quick note, surgery went well and I was home by early afternoon (12:30)....staying overnight was not a good thought for me and my stats were fine.
If its not nerve damage,,why not get a second opinion from a different obgyn?
I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic left ovarian cystectomy on June 13. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> fairly large benign (thank goodness) mucinous cystenoma was cut out of and removed/peeled from the inside of my left ovary. The ovary was left unsutured, so that it could heal on its own. My ovary was VERY stretched out around the cyst. I was beginning to feel much better around the 3-4 week of post-op, but a week ago I stared feeling quite a bit of 'internal pain' again.
Follow up consult with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> gynecologist and surgery 2 weeks ago. I ended up with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> complete <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> because I had other gynecological problems that they discovered, so I had a large, vertical, open incision as they weren't able to do all of that with a smaller incision. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ever, my daughter had a very large (11 cm) simple ovarian cyst removed through a small laparotomy incision.
of the intestine tubes etc - anyway your surgeon will know. I think that an ileus can also arise when <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> patient undergoes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> because the intestines are also manipulated during this surgery. Regarding the visits to the toilet for #2 - it was not a question of "OMG I've only got 5 seconds to get to the toilet before I have an accident" but more like "when you've got to go then you've got to go".
I have a cyst in my pelvic area that is 4cm they are not for sure where it is because it was not something that they were looking for on the ct and they now need to do a pelvic exam, I am haveing terrible contipation and my stomach is very bloated I am also very tired!!! <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> anyone know <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>how</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> fast <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> cyst can grow? I just got my ct done on aug 22 and I look like I'm about four months prego...I don't get the pelvic exam done till this week some time.
Give yourself time to heal - 3 days post op is really not a lot of time for recovering from major surgery such as a hysterectomy. I had a complete hysterectomy in 1997. I would say my post op pain started to subside about 5 days or so post op, but I definitely noticed a difference in pain level (to the better) after I had my staples removed (if I remember correctly, that was done about a week or week and a half after surgery).
people who have their cervix removed during a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> will NOT have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> period. i am suprised your dr did not inform you of this. i had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>, with only 1 ovary remaining, and my dr told me i will still ovulate, i just wont have a period because my uterus aND cervix were removed.
Thanks for this information! I just had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> talk with my MD (on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> Sunday! She is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> gem) to discuss the pros and cons of each procedure for my case, and I am still on the fence. If I could have my uterus removed magically, I would do it, but even with the DaVinci laparoscopic system she estimates I would be in the hospital 2 nights, and require a 4-6 week recovery period. also a downside of the DaVinci is that it takes about 1.
Good luck figuring this out! For me the deciding was more stressful than the operation. Like you I have a hard time with the idea of taking out anything healthy just because, especially since the risk of my complex cyst being cancerous was according to doctors maybe 3-4%. I had an gyno-onco do the operation because of the risk, but asked for the cystectomy to save as much as possible in case it was benign (which it was).
My husband and I reviewed all the options and had a one-on-one conference with her and we (yes we) decided on the surgical procedure. I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic sacral colpopexy (vaginal prolapse), rectocele (rectum prolalpse) repair, and mid-urethral sling (bladder prolapse) procedure. It was a 5 hour procedure and I was in the hospital overnight and released late the following day. I had to go home with a catherer because I was not urinating like I should and it came out 2 days later.
i too had a lap last wed (5 days ago) and have been bleeding on and off since then (light) i called the doctor and they told me not to worry unless i have pain too (well of course i have pain i've just had an op) so i just wondered <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>how</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is normal to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> swollen and tender tummy after surgery?? p.s my lap was for removal of an ectopic and they also removed one of my tubes.
We are in similar situations. I'm 60 and just had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> stage III POP surgery. My procedure was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic sacral colpopexy, rectocele repair and mid-urethral sling procedures. I'm "pasting" a copy of what I sent to SherrieP following my 2 week follow-up. She has been a Godsend to me because she calmed my serious anxieties about POP. Here is what I sent on the main Urogynecolgy Community Blog: I had my 2 week checkup on Feb 7th.
I take it occasionally for shoulder/neck or back pain and it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan>nt do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> heck of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> lot. I try not to t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke pain meds for these things because I dont want it to be a daily habit, but I'm surprised they're strong enough for this kind of pain. I haven't really had any pain with the cysts, except for two times when I'm still not sure if it was the cysts or not.
(charity care), and they say I have this complex atypical endometrial hyperplasia. They are telling me I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>, but before I can get it I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> hysteroscopy first. Telling me it is pre-cancerous, but that 40-55% is usually cancerous. Was also diagnosed with HepC in 11/07, and the blood results were that it was so low it was undectable. also had a liver biopsy in May 08, but did not get results back yet.add high blood pressure and high cholesterol to that.
But we also talked about the possibility of cancer, and we agreed if the tumor was cancerous she would abandon the l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic procedure, make <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> big incision (laparotomy), t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke out both ovaries, both fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix as well as any tumor tissue she could, and I would spend four or five nights in the hospital.
But, I begin to wonder if it is true. For those of you who have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> similar procedure, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>how</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> fibromyalgia complicate the recovery process? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> did it take you to recover, and did you experience similar symptoms? I had no idea an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> difficult the recovery would be, I am just ready to feel better!!! Could the pain be from the gas that was used to inflate my abdomen for surgery? an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> big do they expand your abdomen? Could this cause the ribs to displace/dislocate? So many questions..
I think it should be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> standard procedure when <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> woman comes in complaining of chronic pelvic pain.... I am attaching a picture of my surgery scar to correct my Nutcracker Syndrome and I would also like to state that although I just had my surgery, my pelvic pain has improved dramatically. I hope this helps someone!
My uterus is 16cm x 11cm x 10cm. My doctor is planning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>. If, in surgery, it turns out that the pieces are too big to take out through the trocars (tubes) then he plans to take them out vaginally. His method of last resort is to make a 3" incision to take it out. He said the most critical issue is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> much movement he can get with my uterus. although my uterus is very big, it seems to move easily.
Patients usually go home the same day of the l<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>roscopic surgery. There may be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few occasions, such as persistent nausea/vomiting, pain control, or urinary retention, that a patient is kept overnight and sent home the morning after surgery. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan>. Nothing should be placed in the vagina for 2 weeks, unless a total hysterectomy or any vaginal procedure has been performed.
It would seem, like it or not, that the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span> will happen; it is just <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> matter of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>how</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> before I relent and consent. I had to laugh today when he said he did not want to force me into it. He said he had enough work and did not need the practice...LOL!...He has a quiet / amazing sense of humour. He did say an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ever, that it was a question of quality of life if I did / didn't have the hysterectomy, as the pain is debilitating / excrutiating and becoming more and more frequent.
My doctor has a great reputation among the hospital staff for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> good bedside manner. I think it also helps that she herself had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hysterectomy</span>, so she knows exactly what the patient is experiencing.
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