How long does a laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure take

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Avatar f tn I am sorry you are suffering from both PCOS and endo that is leading you to hysterectomy. I assume you already know that hysterectomy is not a cure for the insulin resistance of PCOS or for endo. Some women do get relief, either temporary or permanent, but some don't (I don't know the percentages). I had a hysterectomy 9 years ago at age 49 - absolutely the WORST thing that has ever happened to me but I did not have a chronic pain condition. The hormone HELL alone has been life-shattering.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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....
1262699 tn?1277858559 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.
Avatar f tn rectocele and cystocele in less than ten days. What does all this mean, how long will I be in the hospital, and how long will recovery take, approximately? I know we're all different and circumstances will dictate the exact amounts, but if you have had these three procedures will you please share your story? What was it like before, and after? Tips and suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thanks for sharing!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn If its not nerve damage,,why not get a second opinion from a different obgyn?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
1704915 tn?1357604854 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".
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I had a TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY 25 years ago (pan hysterectomy) I am 68 and have been having a vaginal odor and some clear discharge for about three months. I cannot see the discharge, but asm aware of the odor. Yesterday i bought tampons and inserted one last night. When I removed it this morning, it was bloody with bright red blood. Afer i removed the tampon, I got a bloody discharge. My gynecologist is out of her office untl Monday, so hope to find out something then.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar f tn upper right quadrant, i have had numerous ultra-sounds, but they found nothing, finally, i was sent for a hida scan, when i had the injection that simulated eating a fatty meal, and how my gall bladder would react,,,,,,,,, i became horribly ill, i was told this would last aprx 3 to 5 minutes, the nausea, and pain lasted for a few days, it was absolutely horrible, the results of the hida scan showed no stones, but that my gall bladder was functioning at only 12% i was told nothing could be done
1128665 tn?1269277071 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.
Avatar n tn Hi.. I am also suffering with really bad lower back pain. I am post surgery from a total abdominal hysterectomy at 5 weeks ago now. I had developed an infection internally and had to have antibiotics for 7 days two weeks ago, but the back pain has worsened since and its unbearable during the night. I have also got nausea regularly and some slight discharge. I don't even know if you are still meant to get this.
658030 tn?1224622602 '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?
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn But my scar is totally fine (pelvic area) but my stomach is large/swollen (bellybutton area). Does anyone know how long it takes for your stomach to go back down after removal of large cyst? The doctor did cut into my stomach muscle but not through it. Am I just being impatient? I am getting nervous that I have another cyst growing and tired of my clothes not fitting (been wearing pregnancy pants since the surgery). Thanks and much luck to everyone.
Avatar f tn (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.
Avatar f tn 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..
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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!