Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.
Laparoscopy uses an instrument called a laparoscope to look at the abdominal organs. A laparoscope is a long, thin tube with a high-intensity light and a high-resolution camera at the front. The instrument is inserted through an incision in the abdominal wall. As it moves along, the camera sends images to a video monitor.Laparoscopy allows your doctor to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery. Your doctor also can obtain biopsy samples during this procedure.
It is the modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions( 5mm – 10mm) by camera, light & specialized instruments with expert hands.
Leave this decision to your gynecologist. Patient medical illness, the extent of surgery, risk stratification should be under consideration.
- Slight shoulder pain due to residual Carbon di oxide in the abdomen which was used for surgery.
- Sore throat due to anesthesia.
- Little pain in the abdomen or no pain.
Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions (cuts). It is different from “open” surgery where the incision on the skin can be several inches long. Laparoscopic surgery sometimes is called “minimally invasive surgery.”
- There are several names of Laparoscopic surgery
- Minimal invasive surgery
- Key Hole surgery
- Band aid Surgery
The patient can be discharged on the same day or next day following surgery. Minimum pain after surgery, liquids allowed 4-6 hours after surgery. Return to normal activity maximum of 7 days postoperative. But certain advices by your doctor should be followed strictly.
Although patients tend to think of laparoscopic surgery as minor surgery, it is major surgery with the potential for major complications – visceral injury and bleeding, injury to the bowel, or injury to the bladder.
Women with Stage I and II endometriosis may become pregnant on their own; however, medical studies do suggest that if laparoscopy is done in women who have infertility, they are more likely to have endometriosis than women who become pregnant with no difficulty.
As the hormone levels in your body change running up to your period you may experience symptoms like feeling bloated, tender breasts, mood swings and irritability, lower back ache and being more clumsy than usual.
Menopause is when a woman stops having periods, usually between the ages of 45 and 55. If a woman experiences menopause before 40 years of age, it’s known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency.
Pain associated with menstruation is called dysmenorrheal
Your doctor may recommend medication or painkillers to see if the pain can be relieved. Lifestyle changes may also help such as exercising, walking, swimming, getting enough sleep and massaging your lower abdomen.
If medications do not help relieve pain, you may see a specialist to help determine the cause of your period pain.
Women generally get their first mammograms around 40 years old. However, if there is a history of breast cancer in your family, or if you have reason to believe you may have breast cancer, you should be screened sooner.
Osteoporosis is loss of bone strength that makes you vulnerable to broken bones. Women start losing bone in their 30s and the process speeds up after menopause. Your healthcare provider will discuss the risk of osteoporosis and what you can do to help keep your bones strong.
Osteoarthritis is predominantly a disease of aging wherein the knees, hips, and feet, are affected. Aside from aging, important risk factors are obesity, significant joint injury, and overuse. You should consult your healthcare provider, to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, a more serious autoimmune disease of the joints.
A urinary tract infection is an infection in your kidneys, bladder or urethra.
If your ovaries have been removed during your operation, you may be offered hormone replacement therapy (HRT). You can discuss the best way forward with your gynecologist.
If you are not ready to take the step into motherhood, birth control is a good option. I can advise you on preventive measures. From helping you understand how preventive measures work to advising you on sterilization, I can offer advice suited to your requirements. There are various options you can consider to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Condoms, IUDs, pregnancy pills and emergency contraception are a few of them.
Please consult your doctor before you make your choice. You can also schedule a consultation with me at my clinic.
If yes, then this is the right time to learn about family planning. Contact our doctors at doctors clinics
Doctors recommend sterilization only when there is a need for permanent contraception. Female sterilization allows women to permanently prevent pregnancies. Our doctors have extensive experience in sterilization procedures.
Be sure to consult your doctor before you make a decision. You can also schedule a consultation with me in my clinics.