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anyone had a lapscopy and what’s it like

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It isn't too bad. They use general anesthesia, unless you want a nerve block to be awake. I've had it both ways. Pain is minimal and healing time a few days. Of course if they remove anything to biopsy it will take longer. All of mine were day surgeries and I was discharged same day.

was yours for endometriosis nerve block whats that like awake

I have not heard of an endometriosis nerve block. Are they doing the laproscopic surgery to look for endometriosis? You could ask for a epidural that numbs that area. There are benefits and risks to both. I would talk to the anesthesiologists and see what they recommend.

I had one a couple days ago however they didn't find any endo. Recovery might be quite different for someone who does go through the excision process.

The whole thing wasn't too bad. They got me to put some hospital wear on then walked me to a room to prepare for theatre. I lay on a bed, they gave me an injection to supply painkillers etc, then they got me to hold a mask over my face and breathe.

Before I knew it, I had woken up and was being wheeled back to my room.

I got to go home same day because the surgery was in the morning. Sleeping at night was really difficult. I kept waking up every hour because of shoulder pain (caused by the general anesthesia). Using a TENS machine helped to lessen the pain.

I slept better the second night (last night) but still woke up a couple of times. The shoulder pain is negligible now.

I recommend having someone to look after you for at least a few days after the surgery. There are some motions I'm not able to do, like bending down. Walking/standing up for too long is also causing me some pain.

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LISaprag in reply to whatfam

thanks for reply hope you feel better soon so you didnt get no answers to your pain

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Although they didn't find any endo, they saw evidence that I may have Adenomyosis. They've taken a sample for a biopsy so I should know in a few weeks. They found and treated some adhesions. They also removed a cyst that was hanging off of one of my tubes. There's also a fibroid which they didn't want to treat without my consent.

So although they didn't find any endo, I'm glad I was treated for some stuff and that I'm getting closer to an Adenomyosis diagnosis

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what’s your symptoms

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When I hit puberty I immediately had very painful periods and heavy bleeding. In my late teens I started getting nausea and constipation. I would throw up on the first 2 mornings of my period. That could have been due to me misusing ibuprofen (didn't know you have to eat first).

Sometimes I had to take days off of work because of the pain. I'd also have sharp pains in my right ovary during ovulation.In my early 20s I was on the pill which stopped the majority of my symptoms. I recently stopped using the pill and switched to the Mirena coil and all my pains are back. However I don't think it's related to the Mirena insertion - I think it's because I'm off the pill. Anyway, my period is a lot lighter now but it lasts for 2 weeks. I have cramps for 2 weeks during my period and cramps for 1 week when I'm ovulating.

So basically I take Naproxen 500mg 1-3x a day for 3 weeks of the month. If I'm already in pain, naproxen doesn't help. Only a heat pad can help me get through it at that point.

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what’s your pain like with adenomyosis

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Not sure how I'd quantify it because we all experience pain differently, but one time as a teenager I asked my mum to take me to the hospital since I was in so much pain. Of course by the time they saw me hours later the pain had subsided. It's bad enough that I need to take several days off of work per month.

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