If it’s been weeks or months since it has been determined that you have an ovarian cyst, and your cyst seems to be growing in size – your doctor may have told you that you will need ovarian cyst surgery.
Any type of surgery may make people worry and there’s always fear that’s involved that something might go wrong. Many of us who have had surgical procedures have experienced the same thoughts and feelings.
But learn here, what the two different types of ovarian cyst surgeries there are so you are better informed.
This information, and any additional information that you find online, will help eliminate some of your anxiety before your surgical procedure.
Two Different Types Of Ovarian Cyst Surgery
First, there is open surgery. This procedure is like any traditional open surgical procedure where the surgeons make an incision in your body.
In this case with ovarian cyst surgery, after they make the incision, they will separate your abdominal muscles and your abdomen will be open. From there the surgeon, or medical team will remove the cyst from your ovary.
The second form of ovarian cyst surgery is laparoscopic surgery, this is a less evasive form of surgery. It’s where the doctor’s will make a small incision just below the naval and insert a laparoscope.
This is to look at the organs and find out where the cyst actually is on your ovary. Once it is found, two other incisions will be made and then surgical tools will be inserted to remove the cyst.
Complications That May Occur
Generally speaking, complications with ovarian cyst surgery do not occur. However, there is always the slight chance that your surgical procedure will not be that simple.
The worst case scenario is that if you are having surgery, and the medical team decides that your cysts is too difficult to remove from your ovary. They might make the decision that they need to remove the ovary completely.
Other complications that are less severe are that you may experience bleeding, or get an infection or get blood clots in your body.
The average hospital stay for open surgery can be be from 3 days to one week. But with the laparoscopic surgery, it’s a same-day surgical procedure, where you leave to go home after the procedure is completed.
Recovery time can vary with each individual because everyone’s experience with surgery is unique to them.
But after the surgical procedure, there will be abdominal pain, particularly with open surgery.
And the recovery time could be between days to weeks before you feel completely yourself again. And are able to do all that you do in your regular day to day living.
An Alternative To Ovarian Cyst Surgery
You may not know this and your doctor may not have told you, but the worst thing about having ovarian cyst surgery is that another cyst may form on your ovary even after the surgical procedure is done.
Many women are now becoming more educated about cysts on their ovaries and now know that cysts can go away by themselves, naturally in time. And you can achieve this too by making small, but impacting, changes in your lifestyle to not only get rid of your ovarian cyst, but prevent one from occurring ever again.
Surgery creates a lot of anxiety and worry, not to mention that it’s expensive and will disrupt your life, until you get back to health. It’s also no guarantee that you will not get another cyst on your ovary again.