Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of laparoscopy?
When one can return to work after surgery?
Laparoscopy is done by making less than 1 cm incisions, hence it is less painful,less scarring and short recovery time. There is no need for stitches to be removed.
How long is the hospital stay?
Many of you can return back to work from 2 days- 2 weeks depending upon the surgery.
Is bed rest advised for laparoscopy?
Most of the surgeries need only 12 hours of hospital stay. Laparoscopic hysterectomy may need 2 - 3 days or earlier .
What procedures can be done by laparoscopy?
Bed rest is not necessary. You can move around and perform routine activities.
What is hysteroscopy?
Endometriotic cyst,Myomectomy (Removal of fibroids),Ectopic pregnancy,Family planning surgery,Removal of uterus
– hysterectomy,Removal of ovaries
– oophorectomy,Removal of an ovarian cysts, Tubal recanalisation
- joining the disconnected tubes,Ovarian
Torsion,Hydrosalpinx,Correction of Uterine anomalies,Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Infertility,Prolapse uterus correction,Laparoscopy during pregnancy,Laparoscopic cervical cerclage,Vaginoplasty.
What are the procedures that can be done using hysteroscopy?
A procedure where a scope is introduced through the vagina into the uterus to look inside the uterus.
How long to stay in hospital after hysteroscopy?
Problems inside the uterus like fibroid, polyp, uterine septum, adhesions, misplaced Copper T, tubal block are diagnosed and treated in the same sitting.
When can one return back to work?
It is a day care procedure, needs less than 12 hours of stay.
Does it need anesthesia?
You can return back to work the next day and perform all routine activities.
What is urogynaecology?
It is done under Short General anesthesia, so recovery is fast and smooth.
What are the problems of pelvic floor disorder?
It deals with the female pelvic floor problems such as descent of uterus, bladder and rectum. It deals with various urinary problems, vaginal dryness/ irritation, fecal problems.
What are the reasons for the urinary problems?
- Difficulty in passing urine.
- Difficulty in controlling urination and defecation.
- Urinary leak during coughing, laughing or straining.
- Lax vagina
- Recurrent urinary infection.
- Feeling of lump coming out of vagina.
-Passing feces or utrine through vagina because of fistula.
What is the treatment for stress urinary incontinence - - SUI?
It can be due to hormonal changes around menopause or who had normal deliveries with big babies, which may result in damage to the pelvic floor and later on leading to uterine or bladder descent.
What is the surgery for Uterus/ bladder descent?
Depends upon the cause,conservative treatment- like pelvic floor exercises, control of aggravating factors, medication. Surgical procedure-Sling surgery can be done with a high success rate.
How will I Plan my pregnancy?
In young women- sling surgeries can be done to correct the descent of uterus with repair of bladder ,thereby avoiding removal of uterus.
In older women- vaginal hysterectomy with repair of bladder and rectum.
What are the reproductive health concerns for school girls ?
Pre pregnancy counseling with doctor is essential Doctor will prescribe Folic acid for the wellbeing of the baby , to be started while planning itself. Ideal to have first baby before 30 years. If you are already on some medication eg. Migraine ,fits, etc it need to be scrutinized and appropriate guidance to be given.
How to prepare myself for delivery?
Menstrual hygiene, physical activity, nutritive diet and awareness of anemia prevention and sex education are few important issues to be taught. Good intake of water, utility of sunlight and regular bladder and bowel habits will pave a long way towards health.
What are the options of treatment for excess menstrual bleeding in young women ?
You can have discussion regarding this with your doctor 2-3 weeks prior to the expected date of delivery. The details of labor pain and progress will be oriented to you to have a smooth sail. Your involvement and co operation along with your partner will be highlighted. Labor tour will help you to familiarize the place and people around you during labor. Personal belongings to be kept ready at this point of time as per check list including your medical records, insurance details, etc.
What should I do to have normal delivery?
Generally the excess bleeding during periods may be due to anemia, thyroid disorders, temporary hormonal imbalance, weight gain, infections and few more reasons. After thorough assessment by the doctor and relevant tests you will be directed to treat the underlying cause. Short course of hormones may also be prescribed.
Wishing to have normal delivery is welcome. General allowable physical activity, breathing and relaxing exercises, basic information regarding delivery, understanding your involvement and positive attitude all will help you to have normal delivery.