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Multiple Laparoscopies

Multiple Laparoscopies

Hi everyone, I am due to have another laparoscopy due to severe pelvic pain and had one previously only six months ago. I am wondering if anyone knows if they'll use the same incisions as last time? Or will they go through different entry points?

Thanks! (From someone who doesnt want to add to the four incisions already on my abdomen hahaha)

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

For me on my second most recent one the drs went by them. I now have two on belly button two abov my c section scar and one kind of the side. From experience they do incisions by the other incision… read more

Was Anyone Able To Conceive After A Laparotomy??

Was Anyone Able To Conceive After A Laparotomy??

Ok, so my surgery date is coming up fast and I just have a few questions. My first question being, how long will it take me to really recover after a laparotomy? Has anyone else had minimal or no pain at all since a laparotomy? Also, was anyone else not able to get pregnant after a laparoscopy, but finally able to conceive after a laparotomy? Please I'd really appreciate some answers.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I got pregnant 2 years after my laproscopy. I fell naturally after following tips from the book ‘It Starts With the Egg’ by Rebecca Fett; 2 days before I was due to start fertility treatment!

Surgery

Surgery

Any advice for a laparotomy? I have kissing ovaries and the cysts are too big for laparoscopic surgery. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for what to take or wear or what to avoid? I’m scheduled for next Monday. Thanks!

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Oh, and a nurse at my first surgery gave me an elastic binder. It was like a corset, but it had Velcro so I could put it however tight or loose I wanted. Apparently they offer it to women after a… read more

Can You Get Pregnant After A Laparotomy?

Can You Get Pregnant After A Laparotomy?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Yes you can, because you will still have your uterus and ovaries. Laparotomy is just open surgery to correct what is incorrect.

Does Anyone's Laparotomy Or Laparoscopy Scars Occasionally Sharply Throb Months After The Procedure?

Does Anyone's Laparotomy Or Laparoscopy Scars Occasionally Sharply Throb Months After The Procedure?

My laparotomy was December 2nd and this past month I've been getting little episodes of little sharp jabs. They'll stop for hours and randomly return.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

My friend who removed two right ovarian tumors from me said in may get occasional shooting incisions pain long after surgery. These two surgeries were in 1997. And darned if I still get searing… read more

Bowel Pain Every Morning Post Laparotomy?

Bowel Pain Every Morning Post Laparotomy?

Ever since having my lap a month ago every morning I wake up with moderate bowel pain telling me I need to poop and it goes away straight afterwards. Not too worried about it it's just different for me. Anyone got any ideas?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

I think that's normal post surgery. Magnesium and lots of water should help. Remember mornings you are most dehydrated so drinking room temp water (with lemon optional) as soon as you wake up may help

Anyone Had A Laprotomy?

Anyone Had A Laprotomy?

Just recently been diagnosed with endometriosis. I have 2 large systs my consultant says they are the biggest hes seen for years and that they have been there for 5 years plus. Im booked in for a laprotomy just wondered if anyone has had this done and how is the pain after surgery?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Oh thankyou for replying back to me. Cant wait to have opp just not looking foward to the pain afterwards. If you dont mind me asking but how was you cut open? Xx

Laparoscopy Question (details Below)

Laparoscopy Question (details Below)

I had a laparoscopy in April 2015. I was under for about 1 hour and the doctor didn't want to see me after...instead I was seen in mid-may. In which he told me my body didn't allow him to look inside. He tried several times to put the camera in but my stomach kept contracting and at some point he had to give up from trying. He says he's never seen this happen, and said my case was one in a million. Since then my pain is even worse then before. So questions are:

1) has anyone ever had this… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

It was a gynecologist who did my surgery. He says it's never happened. He sent me for some tests including an MRI to rule out anything threatening that was causing it to contract. I am seeing him in… read more

Stomach Issues

Stomach Issues

Does anyone have a really bad stomachache during the week of their period? I always get them really bad in the morning. Wondering if this is endo related or stress/anxiety related.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

Yes stomach issues can most definitely be endo related, you can also have endo of the bowels! I had to have a bowel resection in December due to endo growing into and around my large intestine, but… read more

Has Anyone Had A Cesarean Hysterotomy?

Has Anyone Had A Cesarean Hysterotomy?

I am currently pregnant and considering this option in hopes that a hysterotomy will solve my pain. Any pros/cons or information is helpful!

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member

@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member, a hysterectomy will not cure endo if endo isn’t removed through excision. If you have adhesions growing through your pelvic area and in rare cases other parts of your… read more