Laparoscopic Surgery Endometriosis
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure where laparoscope, a telescope-like instrument is inserted into the abdomen through small incision and to diagnose or treat various diseases, especially endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows elsewhere in the body, usually in abdominal cavity.
Endometriosis occurs when the cells from the endometrial begin growing outside the uterus and respond to the hormones that control the menstrual cycle. This causes irritation of the surrounding tissue, and lead to pain and scarring.
After the procedure of the surgery is completed, the patient usually spends several hours in the recovery room to make sure she recovers from anesthesia without complication. After the surgery and leave the hospital, she may feel soreness around the incision, shoulder pain from the gas used to inflate the abdomen, cramping or constipation.
Most of these symptoms will resolve in one to three days. The risks that follow laparoscopy include the complications due to anesthesia, infection, injury to organs or other structures, and bleeding. It’s important to remember that not all of the endometrial implants will remove with surgery. Besides, a normal result can be gained after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Some studies found that surgical treatment of endometriosis may improve a sub-fertile woman that has chance to get pregnant. The overall rate of risk is about 1-2%, the serious complication is only 0,2% of patiens, and the mortality rate is about LESS THAN FIVE PER 100,000 cases.
After the surgery, woman who takes laparoscopic surgery endometriosis will experience laparoscopy endometriosis recovery. During the recovery time, a woman should consider several things. For the first until three days after the surgery, most women are tired and nervous.
Within this time, it is very helpful to have a family member or friend remain close by. The patient will need this person in charge of managing the medications for the first couple of days. The patients will probably need someone to fix the meal for a short time.
The doctor may restrict driving for two weeks after the laparoscopy surgery. Some of the activities may be restricted too such as intercourse, tub bathing, douching, and swimming. The patient will be better to take a full time recovery foe the first few days. The patients will also be very tired and need lots of sleep.
However, do not too much sleep, because the patient will recover more quickly if she moves. During the recovery time for several weeks, the patients will has emotional ups and downs, cry easily, and becomes anxious, agitated, frightened, or suspicious. Some of us have also experienced nightmares following surgery. The patient will also be surprised with the first menstruation after the surgery. If the period is more painful, longer, or heavier than usual, don’t panic. Internal healing takes much longer than external healing. Therefore, the first few periods may be more painful. Here, the patient should keep maintaining health control and consultation with the doctor.