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chokolat2 · 23/06/2020 19:10

Hi ladies
Due to have a keyhole surgery tomorrow morning, feeling very nervous :(
Just wanted others to share their experiences of it?
How long is the healing process? Do you bleed after surgery?

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Frankiemintz · 23/06/2020 19:18

Is it for a gynae procedure? If so, I don’t think you should bleed afterwards, but it depends what they are doing. They will pump gas into you which for some reason gave me backache/shoulder pain afterwards. Ginger tea can help with this. I healed very quickly as only had very small scars, but you may fell very tender after depending on what the operation is.

TheBabyAteMyBrain · 23/06/2020 19:22

Not had it while pregnant but had my appendix out last week. Pain after surgery was much less than before surgery which made it easier. Yes to shoulder pain from the gas pumped in. Try to stand straight and walk as much as you feel able to fart it all out. Drink lots of water.

Im 7 days in and pain is minimal, not taking any painkillers anymore just being careful how I move and sit. No heavy lifting for 2 weeks or so but your body will tell you if you're doing too much.

London91 · 23/06/2020 19:27

I had a laparoscopy last year and had quite extensive work done. Adhesions removed by from my bowel, cystectomy, endometriosis removed. I bled lightly for about 5 days less than a normal period. Was a bit uncomfortable for about a week but honestly could have gone back to work after a week. Just make sure you have comfy clothes on hand that won't rub. The worst part is the gas, peppermint tea helps with that.

Best of luck to you.

Carlottacoffee · 23/06/2020 19:32

I’ve had a two. An exploratory one for my ovaries and Fallopian tube and one for endometriosis. It was ok actually but take some mint tea for gas as the trapped air is shocking.

Make sure you have some decent painkillers you will be ok. Plenty of pillows at home to sit up with as the trapped air is a shocker it ended up in my shoulder Shock

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Frankiemintz · 23/06/2020 20:26

I had one of my laparoscopies while pregnant to investigate possible ectopic (it wasn’t), I had my brother’s wedding the next day and danced etc, and no one even knew!

chokolat2 · 23/06/2020 21:50

@FrankieMinz thank you, what were your symptoms of etopic? The docs suspect an etopic too, so just wondering what your experience was like?

Thank you ladies for all your comments, its beeb reassuring and you have put my mind at ease a little

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Hatepickinganame · 23/06/2020 23:03

@chokolat2 i had one for a suspected ectopic, it was fine and as everyone said the gas was the worst part! Baby was found in the right place and is now a sound asleep 9 year old. Good luck.

Frankiemintz · 23/06/2020 23:34

I was in the very early stages of pregnancy and didn’t even know I was pregnant at the time and had severe abdominal pains. I went to my GP who did a pregancy test which was positive and then sent me directly to hospital. The surgeon found a very severe form of endometriosis which was giving me the pains, maybe due to contractions of the uterus. The rest of my pregnancy was fine and the pains subsided. Hope everything goes well for you.

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