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Procedure on Monday

Hi all,

I have been reading posts for a while but only just brave enough to post.

I am having a laparoscopy, cystoscopy and hysteeoscopy with 2 biopsies on Monday. I just wondered (and I know everyone is different) for those that have had all those procedures at the same time how long your recovery is.

I realise that if they find and treat endo it will be longer.

Another question I have woken with a small temp and slight cough today, is this likely to cause an issue?

Thank you

Julie x

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Hi Julie,

Good luck for your op!

I had a laparoscopy, cystoscopy and insertion of the mirena coil in one procedure. They also removed quite a few patches of endo, unstuck my right ovary and found a cyst on my ovary had ruptured. I can't comment on the hysteroscopy but I'm on day 8 post op and am currently due to go back to work on the 5th February (signed off for 2 weeks).

I'm currently feeling a little sore and tired still but think I should be ok to go back to work on the 5th (I definitely couldn't go back after 1 week). For the first week post op you'll really need to take it easy, I pretty much just slept for the first 5 days and ate when I felt up to it. My partner took the first week off work which really helped.

As you've said everyone's different but I would expect you to take 2 weeks off work to recover. That is if you do an office job that's not manual. You may need longer if you do a manual job.

Remember, even though the wounds on the outside look small it's still major surgery and you need time to heal.

Hope this helps, best of luck!



Thank you that was really helpful.

Glad you are starting to feel better and hope you are back to 'full health soon.

Julie x


Glad I could help 😊

And I wouldn't worry about having a slight temperature at the moment. If you still feel unwell on Monday tell them and they'll be able to advise you. I wouldn't like to say whether this would cause an issue but try not to worry (easier said then done I know).

Take care xx

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Hi Julie

I'm also havingy first procedure tomorrow, a unilateral salpingo oopherectomy (removal of left ovary and Fallopian tube) as well as removal of 2 cysts on the ovary, hopefully by keyhole surgery.

I've got 2 weeks sick leave booked off work to recover and hope that will be enough, I work in an office but my travel is an 80 mile round trip daily so tiring. So I will see how I feel by the end of the 2 weeks and hope to go back to work but if not able to will have to take some more time off.

I don't know about you but I'm feeling a bit nervous but am glad to be having this as in so much pain and discomfort nearly daily and so bloated all the time, look like I'm having triplets !

Just want it over with now so I can recover and hopegully get back to normal but I guess that depends on what endo if any they find?

Anywho just wishing you good luck for tomorrow and hope it all goes well for you xx


Hi I had a laparoscopy to remove endo ( lots of it around uterus and so many around) and as you said everyone is different but I coudnt feel any pain by next day so I started do thing's but by the 3rd day I was really tired..been 3 weeks now I feel ok but I just wish i have completely rest for the first two weeks...good luck with your surgery

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Hi, I’ve twice had laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and Mirena insertion combined with a endometrial biopsy. I needed a week off work and then took the second week very gently. I think one reason I could go to work in the second week was that my work isn’t physically demanding. So it probably depends a bit on that too.

I hope it goes well.

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I had laparoscopy and some endo removed, I was off five weeks and I am back now on a phased return. I am struggling with the fatigue! I think it depends on everyone’s body takes different time to heal. Don’t compare yourself or expect too much too soon! Listen to your body! That is my advice.

Good luck xx


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