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February 19th, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Hey everyone! I'm scheduled for a laparoscopy this Friday to look and remove possible endo, etc. just needing any advice on the surgery to help calm my nerves. What kind of discomfort did anyone have afterwards and what typenof pain medication were u sent home with? I'm pretty anxious to get the while thing over with! Any reply would be appreciated!
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February 19th, 2013, 11:25 PM
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hey hon, the procedure in itself was easy. i only had discomfort with the gas they pump into your abdomen.
i did have a bit of pain in my shoulder as the gas moved up.

you just need to take it easy for awhile afterwards and rest.

i cant remember what painkillers they gave me. it was a couple years ago.

here is a link thatmay help as well -Laparoscopy for Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment Advice

please let us know how it goes!
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February 20th, 2013, 02:32 AM
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Hi, sorry popping in as I am a 'graduate' of this group, for lack of better term, haha.

Following my laporoscopy the main discomfort was from the gas, and that goes down within a day or two. I did feel quite 'bunched up' and sore for a few days following, but that was more due to the fact that they found extensive endo and had to make an extra 5 incisions, in addition to the one through the bellybutton, but it was nothing unbearable, I just needed to be mindful when getting up and down (from both lying down and sitting).

The only pain meds I had post-surgery was over the counter paracetamol.
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February 20th, 2013, 02:10 PM
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Hi! I had my lap in January of 2011. I definately had some pain and discomfort when getting off the couch and getting out of the bed for roughly the first 36 hours. I also felt bloated for like a week! I agree with the other ladies that the gas settling in my shoulder was really uncomfortable. The pain meds didn't help with that. My doctor prescribed me oxycodon post surgery. I hope your lap goes well!
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February 21st, 2013, 05:39 AM
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My experience sucked, frankly. I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia when I was coming out of it. I felt like I couldn't breath, but I also couldn't move enough or talk loudly enough to get anyone's attention, and I just knew I was going to die. Obviously I didn't and I was never in any actual danger of dying but it was the scariest thing I've ever been through. They made the incision in my belly button, I don't know if that's where they commonly do it or what. I like that because I don't have a scar (well not one you can see, you can feel it, it actually made my belly button less ticklish). I definitely had discomfort anytime I had to use those muscles like for bending over, getting on/off the couch, etc. I had a complication after the surgery where I developed chronic chest pain. It could be costochondritis or pleurisy or something else entirely. It hurts right under my boob. I think it happened because of the gas but no one is quite sure, other than it popped up right after my lap. I'm on a medication that mostly controls it now, but it acts up if I'm too physically active. The pain medication they gave me afterward was Hydrocodone.
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February 23rd, 2013, 06:06 AM
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Hey everyone! My surgery went pretty well. Turned out to have a decent amount of endo. Espcially on the left side. RE told my hubby that my left tube and ovary were coated in a huge pocket of endo. I'm pretty sore today but I'm looking forward to my post op appt now that's all removed hopefully we have good news soon!!
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February 23rd, 2013, 07:27 AM
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hon, i am so glad to hear it went well.
hopefully you recover quickly!!!!
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February 23rd, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Hopefully that was the issue, and you will have no problem conceiving once you recover. Good luck on your recovery!
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