2 days post op exploratory lap large ovarian cyst

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hi,its my 2nd day post op, pain is nerve wrecking. 17cm cyst is removed on left and 5cm on my right. Is it normal to have normal like period bleeding? Iam so terrified!! Help pls!

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    Hi Dory, I am at 2 & a bit weeks post op and I also had period like bleeding. I don't think it is anything to worry about. Some days I am experiencing spotting and other days I have normal bleeding, but have realised this is when I have tried to do more than I should. Take all advice given and make sure that you rest. Take care & god bless.


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    I had a laparoscopy almost 6 weeks ago to remove a bunch of really big cysts and insert a Mirena IUS. My surgeon prepared me for the bleeding - it sounds much the same as yours, and I still have spotting. Dr. said the spotting could continue for up to 6 months, lucky me. But yeah, I bled a lot after the operation, it took a couple of weeks to die down a bit. I thought mine was because of the IUS, but I don't really know if it is. I was told it's normal for me. I think you should call your surgeon and double check, just in case it isn't normal. Do you have enough medication for the pain? I would ask about that too - there's no need for you to be hurting unnecessarily. I also found that (when you can shower - I recomend sitting down the first time) warm water helped with the shoulder and chest pain caused by the gas, as did shoulder massages. When I was in hospital we found out that I was responding badly to anything with oxycodone in it, so I stayed on paracetamol and ibuprofen during my recovery. I called my surgeon a couple times with problems - one of them was about the bleeding. He was lovely and helpful, and I'm sure yours will be too. smile

    So yeah, summary: it's probably normal, but I'm not a doctor so you should call your surgeon just to double check. Take it easy! I hope you feel better soon!! smile

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    Hi I hope your feeling better soon. I asked my gynae surgeon the same thing and he reassured me it's perfectly normal and it settled within the week after surgery.
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