Last week I went to the ER because I ended up having severe pain where my cysts are located. They did some blood work and an ultrasound, but found no ruptures of the cysts or anything. And they gave me painkillers for the pain and ended up going home the next evening. Surgery was not possible at that time because my gyno (he came to see me) said he could not do it as the ER is overly booked. And I was originally waiting for a surgery appointment to be booked, but did not have a scheduled appointment until last week when I called in. Reason I called in is because my gyno said he would put in a note to push the surgery at an earlier date rather than in 2012. However, the earliest I got in is mid-January 2012. I do not have severe pain as of right now but do experience pain throughout the day and I take advil or something to help ease it. I cannot take the painkillers my gyno has prescribed because I work and I cannot obviously be feeling sleepy/drowsy throughout the day.
Since my gyno has told me that I would require surgery, he has said he would do laparoscopy. I have done a lot of research and noticed that a lot of people with endo and have had surgery, got a laparoscopy done. I am just wondering why my gyno would say to do laparotomy instead of a laparoscopy? I know for the one he is saying to do takes upto 4-6 weeks of recovery and/or depending on the client. I am supposed to meeting my gyno next week to discuss why he is wanting to laparotomy instead of laparoscopy.
I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this situation before and could just give me suggestions as to why he may just do this type of surgery versus the other.
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