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Laparoscopic Surgery to diagnose endometriosis??

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 21, 2006
  • 10:56 PM

I am scheduled to have laparoscopic surgery on Nov 9th to diagnose endomitriosis. The GYN said this is the only way to see if endometriosis is present and the cause of my problems. I am a little worried about the procedure and the possible complications.

Has any one had this surgery? Any experiences would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Hi---I had it done several years ago due to unknown abdominal pain. It was my first surgery and I was very nervous. I stayed in recovery a few hours and then went home. What I thought I'd feel was far worse than reality. It was not bad at all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 06:11 AM
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  • I went through the same surgery for the same reason. The surgery was no big deal and the recovery was a breeze. In fact, I painted the bathroom two days later. Good Luck. I hope your results are negative.
    Blaken 1 Replies
    • October 29, 2006
    • 01:41 AM
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  • I just recently had the same surgery. It was Oct.12th. I have actually had this surgery twice. The first time being years ago, also to diagnose endrometriosis. It turns out that I do have it. This last surgery was because my left ovary had grown and attached to my uterus. Weird! Anyway, the procedure takes about 1 hr. Afterwards, I didnt experience much pain. The only thing that was annoying was the fact: that they blow you up w/ gas (in order to see everything) and when that gas settles, it may settle on a nerve that is actually connected to your shoulder. I had slight shoulder pain for a couple days. Good luck on everything! Take care!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 06:09 PM
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  • I had the surgery at the end of September. It was quick and besides being sore for a couple of day, it wasn't really that bad. I did not have endometriosis but it is a very good detection procedure. Good Luck!!!
    needsomehelp 2 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 00:50 AM
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  • I had the lap done on Nov 9th...today is the 11th. The doctor did not find endometriosis, but did find many cysts on my right ovary...which were probably responsible for the pain and irregular bleeding that I was experiencing. The pain from the lap is not bad...I'm just very sore. I received three incisions...one in the belly button, and one over each ovary. I can't sit for very long because the ovary that they removed the cysts from begins to ache. The only thing that happened to me right after surgery was getting very nauseous from the anesthesia and the pain meds and vomiting for about two hours...they did give me anti-nausea medication, but I almost think it made it worse!! Just too much for my system I guess. If anyone is planning on having this done, be prepared to take off up to a week...I don't think I will be able to resume lifting anything heavy (like my two-year old daughter :) ), or bending over too much before then, and I do have to take the pain meds that were prescribed to take the edge off the ovary pain. I was unsure if I was going to go through with the laparoscopic surgery, but I am glad I did. It is a step in the right direction to find out what's wrong with me. The doctor also did some routine biopsies of different areas, and I will feel better once I find out the results. Now that I know it is not endometriosis I will wait and see if the removal of the cysts will get rid of my symptoms. If not, then I can move on and try something else. I hope this helps anyone who is going to go through this in the future.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 00:29 AM
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  • I had the lap done on Nov 9th...today is the 11th. The doctor did not find endometriosis, but did find many cysts on my right ovary...which were probably responsible for the pain and irregular bleeding that I was experiencing. The pain from the lap is not bad...I'm just very sore. I received three incisions...one in the belly button, and one over each ovary. I can't sit for very long because the ovary that they removed the cysts from begins to ache. The only thing that happened to me right after surgery was getting very nauseous from the anesthesia and the pain meds and vomiting for about two hours...they did give me anti-nausea medication, but I almost think it made it worse!! Just too much for my system I guess. If anyone is planning on having this done, be prepared to take off up to a week...I don't think I will be able to resume lifting anything heavy (like my two-year old daughter :) ), or bending over too much before then, and I do have to take the pain meds that were prescribed to take the edge off the ovary pain. I was unsure if I was going to go through with the laparoscopic surgery, but I am glad I did. It is a step in the right direction to find out what's wrong with me. The doctor also did some routine biopsies of different areas, and I will feel better once I find out the results. Now that I know it is not endometriosis I will wait and see if the removal of the cysts will get rid of my symptoms. If not, then I can move on and try something else. I hope this helps anyone who is going to go through this in the future.I am also thinking of getting this done. Scared to death of the catheter. Do they put it in after or before they knock you out?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 12, 2010
    • 02:32 AM
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