Users' questions

Can you have laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?

Can you have laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?

I found a gynecologist and he suggested laparoscopic surgery. He said it was the only way to confirm I had Endometriosis. I agreed straight away and was just so grateful I had a “label” for this endless pain. I hated the operation. I felt terrible for days afterwards.

Can a hysteroscopy be used to check for endometriosis?

Adenomyosis is basically like endometriosis inside the muscle wall of the womb. If it is bad it can be picked up on ultrasound or MRI, but nothing showed up on mine and I had a hysteroscopy to investigate my womb at the same time as my laparoscopy and it all looked normal. So if I have it, it is undetectable at present.

What are the side effects of endometriosis surgery?

That means side effects may include loss of bone density, hot flashes, or vaginal dryness, among others. The Endometriosis Foundation of America considers laparoscopic excision surgery to be the gold standard for surgical treatment of the condition. The goal of the surgery is to remove endometrial lesions while preserving healthy tissue.

Which is the best way to treat endometriosis?

The latest on treating endometriosis. Pain management is the main goal of most treatments for endometriosis. Both prescription and over-the-counter pain medications and hormone therapies are often recommended. Surgery is also a treatment option.

What is the recovery time for laparoscopic surgery?

Most individuals, under normal circumstances, need a recovery period of 8-10 days, after a laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. In case of an open surgery, the recovery time is slightly longer, that is, until the incisions heal. Generally, you will be able to resume your regular activities after two weeks.

Can I get pregnant after endometriosis surgery?

Studies have also shown that following surgery for endometriosis, a woman’s chances of getting pregnant improve. Generally, you can start trying for a baby around two weeks after the surgery (of course, do get your doctor’s clearance on this).

What is Endo Surgery?

(en″dō-sŭrj′ĕ-rē) [ endo- + surgery] Any form of minimally invasive surgery in which a small video endoscope is inserted into the body. Commonly performed endosurgeries include appendectomies, bowel resections, gallbladder surgeries, hernia repairs, splenectomies, and cancer staging operations.

What is endometriosis surgery?

Description of endometriosis surgery. The intent of endometriosis surgery is to find and burn or surgically excise endometrial implants and adhesions, returning the body to an earlier state of mobility and function. In a laparoscopy, the physician puts the patient under general anesthesia, then cuts several holes (ports) in the body.