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Old 03-01-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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Has anyone here ever had a Laparoscopy? If so how bad was it,, during and after? I have to have it March 24th. Female issues... and they did an external and internal ultra sound and found a " lump" So this is the next step... just wondering if anyone has had one before, It's the 3 incisions in the tummy, with a camera, YIKES, that frightens me...

Laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure to examine the abdominal or pelvic organs. Investigations, and some keyhole surgery procedures, can be performed with laparoscopy where in the past the abdomen would have to be opened in an operation known as a laparotomy.
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Had this done years ago with no problems. Had it done on Friday and by Sunday was doing house work and went to work on Monday.
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Has anyone here ever had a Laparoscopy? If so how bad was it,, during and after? I have to have it March 24th. Female issues... and they did an external and internal ultra sound and found a " lump" So this is the next step... just wondering if anyone has had one before, It's the 3 incisions in the tummy, with a camera, YIKES, that frightens me...

Laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure to examine the abdominal or pelvic organs. Investigations, and some keyhole surgery procedures, can be performed with laparoscopy where in the past the abdomen would have to be opened in an operation known as a laparotomy.

Been there, done that, have the scar The waiting is scarier than the procedure. The only after problem....they put gas in you to bloat up your tummy....afterward that gas can move into a joint...and it's not comfortable. After I'd these done a couple of times....one nurse finally told me to drink lots of carbonated beverages and burp to get it out. It tastes kind of mediciney, but it worked. When ya first get home, you'll just be sleepy. Btw, your lump may not be a LUMP at all. You can get cysts on your ovaries....they're water filled and they just pop those or drain them...

I hoping they don't "find" anything, RR, it's really probably nothing...I'll be thinking of ya
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OH My, No clue, but here's some sites I found.

http://www.laparoscopy.com/

http://www.ivf.com/laprscpy.html

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_ad...aparoscopy.htm

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Rhonda,

I have had a laproscopic procedure done before. It was a few years ago, but I didn't have any problems. It was a simple procedure and didn't take very long. If I remember correctly, there was one incision in the belly button and one beside it. They were very small.

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I have had several done....my belly looks like a road map..Ha ha ha
Anyways I was fine after a couple days. No problems at all. I think it is just worring about it all is the worst part.
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Had this done years ago with no problems. Had it done on Friday and by Sunday was doing house work and went to work on Monday.

Well there ya go....you've just put her OCD cleaning worries to rest Feelin' better already, ain't cha girl???
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I've had it done 3 times and it's no big deal. The first day I was a little sore, but they gave me pain medicine so I felt fine when I took it. Let us know how it goes!! I'll be praying for you!!
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Wow, thanks guys for the info, everyone I talk to is " what?" never heard of it. So my next question is... IF if is a cyst or fibroid,, can they get a bioposy or do something about it then, or is this just exploratory? I go to the Dr. on Tues. to ask questions,, like this, but you guys can tell me now.
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Well there ya go....you've just put her OCD cleaning worries to rest Feelin' better already, ain't cha girl???
LMAO! I thought of that last night... " But the weekend is for cleaning, how can I lay around all weekend if there is CLEANING and Straightening to do?!"

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Never had it done but wanted to send you luck and positive thoughts...The waiting sounds like the worst part...Big Hug
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Wishing you luck. I have had numerous cysts, that were treated with hormones. I think if it is small enough they can be removed at this time too.
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Wow, thanks guys for the info, everyone I talk to is " what?" never heard of it. So my next question is... IF if is a cyst or fibroid,, can they get a bioposy or do something about it then, or is this just exploratory? I go to the Dr. on Tues. to ask questions,, like this, but you guys can tell me now.
I've had 2 cysts removed and biopsy done on both with no problems. They also took some tissue from the uterus and it was not cancer either. Just abnormal stuff. I will be praying for you sweetie! Let us know how it all goes okay??
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Wow, thanks guys for the info, everyone I talk to is " what?" never heard of it. So my next question is... IF if is a cyst or fibroid,, can they get a bioposy or do something about it then, or is this just exploratory? I go to the Dr. on Tues. to ask questions,, like this, but you guys can tell me now.
Because our opinions are certainly more medically correct than any crap that doctor's gonna tell ya Most times they can take care of anything at the same time.
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Wow, thanks guys for the info, everyone I talk to is " what?" never heard of it. So my next question is... IF if is a cyst or fibroid,, can they get a bioposy or do something about it then, or is this just exploratory? I go to the Dr. on Tues. to ask questions,, like this, but you guys can tell me now.
They can do everything while they are in there.
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