How long does a laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure take

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10 things to know about laparoscopic surgery. It's a very long 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.
pain around the surgical sites), but the other side effects are a bit harder to swallow (no pun intended) like the bloating and inability to belch. How long does that go on for? Will I never be able to belch again? What about drinking carbonated beverages like soda or beer? Spicy food? Thanks for you knowledge and experience....
The pain around the incision site got better after i rested in bed for three straight days. How long does it take to fully recover from your experience? they tell u 2-3 weeks and i thought i would spring back to normal in that time but i am still home.
If its not nerve damage,,why not get a second opinion from a different obgyn?
I had a laparoscopic left ovarian cystectomy on June 13. A 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 a gynecologist and surgery 2 weeks ago. I ended up with a complete hysterectomy 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. However, 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 a patient undergoes a hysterectomy 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!!! Does anyone know how fast a 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 hysterectomy will NOT have a period. i am suprised your dr did not inform you of this. i had a hysterectomy, 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 a long talk with my MD (on a Sunday! She is a 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 a laparoscopic 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.
's there would allow a down payment, and followed by monthly payments. If not, I'm sure I could take a small loan out for that amount. Also, how long did you have to stay in GA, did you have to have someone there with you, and how long were you actually in the hospital?
I recently had surgery (laporscopy) to remove one ovary and tube due to multiple cysts and endo. My question is- can the endo come back? Does it definitely come back and does it take a long time? Does anyone know? Thank you!
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 how long is normal to have a 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 a stage III POP surgery. My procedure was a laparoscopic 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 doesnt do a heck of a lot. I try not to take 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 a hysterectomy, but before I can get it I need a 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.
in august, unfortunately it will be at the same clinic with a different doctor. Also, how do you get a obgyn to take a homone test. I have asked, and both times I have been denied.
But, I begin to wonder if it is true. For those of you who have had a similar procedure, how does fibromyalgia complicate the recovery process? How long did it take you to recover, and did you experience similar symptoms? I had no idea how 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? How big do they expand your abdomen? Could this cause the ribs to displace/dislocate? So many questions..
But we also talked about the possibility of cancer, and we agreed if the tumor was cancerous she would abandon the laparoscopic procedure, make a big incision (laparotomy), take 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.
I think it should be a standard procedure when a 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 a laparoscopic hysterectomy. 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 how much movement he can get with my uterus. Although my uterus is very big, it seems to move easily.
As long as you are sure you don't want anymore kids, I say go for the hysterectomy. I wish I had a done it sooner. Not getting a monthly period is one of the most freeing things you will ever experience. Plus you'll save some money!
Patients usually go home the same day of the laparoscopic surgery. There may be a 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 long. 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 hysterectomy will happen; it is just a matter of how long 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 however, 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 a good bedside manner. I think it also helps that she herself had a hysterectomy, so she knows exactly what the patient is experiencing.
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