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Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure done to diagnose or treat organs inside the body. This procedure uses a laparoscope, which is a thin and long tube that has a camera on one end. The laparoscope is inserted inside the body through a small incision.

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Kindly advise which surgery to undergo for gallbladder removal.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having my gallbladder removed because they found a 7 mm polyp during an MRI. The surgeon is recommending laparoscopic surgery. I read an article from a surgical oncologist that said you always do open surgery for gallbladder when there is a polyp involved. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gallbladder polyps can harbor malignancy, especially if they are larger than 6 mm to 10 mm. If the gallbladder ruptures during the surgery or there is bile spillage, cancer cells can spread inside the abdomen. In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there is a higher risk o...  Read Full »

Can internal bleeding after egg retrieval cause infertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am worried about my fertility after laparoscopic surgery. I had internal bleeding after egg retrieval for freezing.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for the query.If you have undergone laparoscopic egg retrieval for freezing during your planned cycle, then minimal bleeding is normal to occur when the follicle is ruptured. This shall heal naturally and as the ovarian tissue is not removed so it does not decreas...  Read Full »

Abdominal vs laparoscopic hysterectomy - which is better?

Query: Hello doctor, Which type of surgery is better for hysterectomy for a 45 year old patient with menorrhagia, open surgery or laparoscopy?  Read Full »

Dr. Madhan Kumar Madathupalayam Velusamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Laparoscopic hysterectomy is better due to minimal pain, minimal blood loss, minimal infection, clear visualization of organs and minimal postoperative hospital stay.   Read Full »

During the first cycle of IVF, I was diagnosed with a cyst in my ovaries. Is it a dermoid cyst?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consulted three doctors. I have done MRI to investigate the cyst. A 1.3 inch cyst was found during IVF cycle treatment. The doctors were unable to identify the type of cyst whether it is a benign or malignant one. Everyone says that it looks suspicious. I have attached the reports....  Read Full »

Dr. Lorena Zijaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention from when you have started your IVF (in-vitro fertilization) cycle. The procedure has raised the risk of cysts especially causing ovarian hyperstimulation. Please mention wh...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain after laparoscopic appendicitis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a laparoscopic appendicitis surgery six months back. I started going to the gym two days back. There is a slight pain in the lower stomach now. Is it normal for a gym beginner or a problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand all your concerns. Your laparoscopic operation must have been healed completely and there are no contraindications to exercising in the gym. The pain is most likely due to muscle spasms due to the exercises you do, especially if related to movements. I recomm...  Read Full »

I have regular cycle with primary infertility and PCOS. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am married for one and a half years, with regular cycles and primary infertility. History of laparotomy for pseudo tumor intestine before 15 years. I had PCOS. We have been trying to conceive for the past eight months. My scan report shows: Right ovary: 2.3 x 2.3 i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is confirmed that you have PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) and endometriosis as well considering the large 3.9 inches cyst in the left ovary. Now, this cyst can be laparoscopic...  Read Full »

Is it safe to laparoscopic gallstone removal in diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 60 years old and suffering from diabetes for the past one year. Recently we came to know that he has gallstone and also that he has Tuberculosis in the lungs. His sugar level is 193 mg/dL. He is on regular medicines and not on insulin. He has lost his weight, a lot. Curren...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, he is having multiple problems. If it is an emergency removal of gall stone, then he needs respiratory clearance because he is having pulmonary TB (Tuberculosis). You have not mentioned the size and number of the gallstones and is he is having symptom...  Read Full »

Is laparoscopy required for a retention cyst in the ovary?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old woman weighing 123 lbs and 5 feet tall. We are trying for a baby for more than a year. Recently I underwent treatment and have completed two cycles of Clomid with no positive outcome. I had another unsuccessful try at IUI along with Clomid. From the last couple of mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) carefully, I feel it is better to undergo a laparoscopy because of the cyst size. Any ovarian cyst of more than 1 inch needs a surgical intervention. Laparoscopy will also increase the chanc...  Read Full »

I am suffering from infertility issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been on fertility treatment for a year with no results. One of the doctors suggested that my tubes were fine. The other doctor said that I needed to do a laparoscopy as there was some minor issue in the tube opening on both sides. What to do?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you develop a hydrosalpinx with bilateral tubal patency. Please visit a nearby hospital for salpingectomy and salpingotomy. Kindly consult a specialist doctor for further treatment. Hope it helps. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

I have a distended abdomen post-laparoscopy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a laparoscopy done five weeks ago and also a D and C was done. When I woke up from it, I had an extremely distended abdomen. It was hot to touch and obviously swollen. I was told that this was from the oxygen they used. Since that night, my belly is always gurgling and distended. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your belly should have been normal by this time. If it is still swollen, then you should do an ultrasound test of the abdomen to see if there is any problem.   Read Full »

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