During Cyst removal will they investigate other things?

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I have a 5cm dermoid on my right ovary and although i'm 99% sure it's that that causes daily period pain/dullness/feeling low most days, I also have thisnagging feeling that it might be something else.

Originally I thought maybe appendix/gallstones etc due to the doctors telling me over and over the dermoid was a 'red herring', that sort of talk gets into your brain!

What happens during a laparoscopy? Do they just go in the right side, remove the cyst and that's that or do they look around at other things in that area?

I'd love to hear any feedback.


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    In my case the surgeon made four small holes, one through the belly button one each side and one in the middle of lower abdomen. The belly button one is to insert a light and some gas to blow up things so they can see what's happening in there. So... yes they do have a look round and check for other problems before the cyst is removed. A biopsy will be done to check for any malignancies and you will receive a histolgy report later with results. Hope this helps. rolleyes

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