How long was your hospital stay for laparoscopy?

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Hi all,

In about two weeks I will be having my 13.1cm simple ovarian cyst removed. Surgeon said that they will remove it via laparoscopy, but if they cannot successfully do that they will perform a laparotomy, however he said that it was unlikely they would have to do that.

I was under the impression that the laparoscopy was just a day surgery, however the surgeon and gynecology team told me I would be in hospital for 2-3 days. And obviously if they have to perform a laparotomy it will be a longer stay.

I'm wondering how long did you have to stay in hospital after your surgery? And how your recovery?

Many thanks

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    I personally had the laparotomy so was in for 4 days. The ladies who had the laparoscopy only seemed to be in a day.

    Can't tell you much about the recovery having had the laparotomy but I was led to believe it was around 2 weeks for keyhole. Have some peppermint tea on hand though a lot of them seemed to suffer with bad trapped wind.

    Good luck x

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    I had a large (36cm) ovarian cyst removed 4 weeks ago along with my right ovary via laparotomy. I had my op on the Sunday and was discharged from the hospital on the Tuesday.

    Recovery time is usually advised of around 5-6 weeks. But I have heard for laparoscopy usually 1-2 days in hospital and 2 weeks recovery.

    Hope everything goes ok and you have a speedy recovery. Take care. Xx

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    I had a 9 cm cyst removed by lapascopic surgery. I was supposed to go home later that day but I as kept cause she had to make my incision at my belly button a little bigger. I was up walking as soon as I was in a room. I never had to take any pain meds after coming home except ibuprofen. Good luck!!
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    Hey Danielle,

    I had a 11x10x10cm dermoid cyst and my right ovary removed by laparoscopy surgery... 3 incisions the one on my pubic bone being a little bit bigger. I was in hospital for 3 days because I suffered with bad trapped wind around my shoulder. They also thought I had an infection under my skin where they'd blew me up, but in fact it was just bruising! I was in a lot of pain so I was on tramadol when I went home ! But everyone is different babe ! Hope all goes well xx good luck 😘 Xxxxx

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