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.
I have a 3 cm on my left ovary and that was found by cat scan I was wondering could more cyst be present without being seen on scan as well as chocolate cyst and can 3 cm cyst cause pain
I am currently pregnant and considering this option in hopes that a hysterotomy will solve my pain. Any pros/cons or information is helpful!
I thought that all Endometriosis experts had patients do bowel preps before excision surgery, just in case they need to perform surgery on the bowels. But my endo expert says that based on my MRI he doesn't think that I have bowel involvement, since I have a layer of fat between my vagina/uterus & my rectum/small bowel.
He doesn't anticipate needing to do surgery on the bowels or rectum so isn't having me do a bowel prep. But this makes me… read more
I started this on a facebook support group once. You KNOW you have Endometriosis WHEN..... (go ahead and have fun here. List those signs where you know fun/serious that you have it)
- you can't wear white pants because your period bleeds through the actual jeans
- Your pill container has more pain meds than other medications you take if any
-you have an In Case of Emergency app on your smart phone listing your surgery
-you've quit jobs to avoid being fired
-you… read more
I am awaiting my op which has been postponed due to covid unfortunately, and I have a Mirena coil in place but wasn’t sure if I need to get it removed beforehand as Dr Google isn’t giving me much help
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.
Here's a list of items for my surgery next week, & recovery. Am I missing anything? I'm having a thorough excision of endo + myomectomy of fibroids. There's a chance that I may need to stay in the hospital for 1-2 nights, depending on blood loss level from myomectomy (hopefully not!). Here's a list of everything I have so far:
1. Warm, loose fitting, comfy clothes, lounge pants with elastic waists
2. Slip on, orthopedic slippers
3. Leak proof period panties, since I'm… read more
I've always had a lot of pain around my period (since I was 11) but was told that it was normal for a woman to be in pain and that I probably just felt more pain than others. Now on the 8th March I will be having a laparotomy to remove a 10cm cyst on my left ovary. I have been told that my ovary will also have to be removed as it looks as if the cyst has completely destroyed it. It turns out that this cyst has probably been growing… read more
I have not been able to tolerate hormone therapy due to side effects and have had a laprotomy and laparoscopy. Since then the pain has gotten so severe that I have fainted on several occasions. I have been checked for seizures,no seizure activity. I banged myself badly each time I fainted and wound up in the e.r.. I was given iv fluids and pain medicine in the e.r..My concern is the pain is so severe that … read more