Sometimes your gynecologist can’t determine what issues you have with abdominal organs just through x-rays and ultrasound. This is when your gynecologist needs to perform laparoscopic surgery to determine what problems you have.
In this article, Dr. Hrishikesh Pai from Bloom IVF Centre, one of the best IVF centres in Delhi, talks about laparoscopy.
What is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure used to take a look inside your body, specifically at your abdominal area and reproductive organs. This procedure can also collect a sample of tissues for testing.
A laparoscope, a thin telescope-like tube, passes through a small cut in your abdomen.
Your doctor can take a look at the following organs using a laparoscope:
- Fallopian tubes
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, who is an expert gynecologist provides laparoscopic surgery at Bloom IVF centre, one of the best IVF centre in Delhi.
What is it used for?
Your gynecologist may suggest you get a laparoscopy done if other diagnostic tests such as ultrasound and x-ray cannot confirm the cause of your condition.
- Your doctor might use laparoscopy to:
- Examine a tissue mass
- To confirm pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis
- To take a look at the blockage of the fallopian tube. Removing or disconnecting the affected area can get you better chances at IVF.
- Repairing or unblocking a fallopian tube with laparoscopic surgery increases the chances of conceiving.
- To remove an ovarian cyst causing the blockage of the fallopian tubes.
- And To find out the causes of infertility.
- To find out what is causing you pelvic and abdominal pain.
Who needs it?
According to Dr. Pai, you might need laparoscopy if you have:
- Severe and/or chronic pain in your abdomen or pelvis.
- Feel a lump in your abdomen
- Heavier menstrual cycles
- Trouble getting pregnant
- Abdominal cancer
- Fibroids: Growth from inside or outside your uterus. Most of these fibroids are noncancerous.
- Ovarian cysts: These are sacs of fluids that form inside or on the surface of your ovaries.
- Endometriosis: In this condition, a tissue usually lining the uterus grows on the outside.
- Pelvic prolapse: The reproductive organs drop into or out of the vagina in this condition.
In the first step, you are given anesthesia to relax the muscles and prevent pain during the surgery.
In the next step, a small scar is made near the navel. The laparoscope is inserted into the incision making your abdomen inflated to get a better view.
In some cases, a second insertion make at the pubic hairline. This is done if any extra instruments are needed to complete a minor surgical procedure.
This procedure is available at Bloom IVF Centre, one of the best IVF centres in Delhi.
When should you contact your doctor after the laparoscopy?
- If you have continuous vomiting and nausea for more than 24 hours
- Your body temperature is more than 370C or 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Redness, inflammation, drainage, or bleeding around your wound after the surgery.
- You have heavy menstrual flow, heavy bleeding, or blood clots.
According to Dr Pai, following are the advantages of laparoscopy:
- You get smaller scars
- And You can resume normal activities sooner
- You feel less pain when the scar heals
- Scars heal quickly
Laparoscopy is a very safe procedure. It helps your doctor to make the correct diagnosis of your condition. The possible risks include:
- Injury to nearby organs and blood vessels
- Anesthesia-related issues like allergy
- Blood clots
- Swelling to the abdominal wall
- Issues with urinating
Laparoscopic surgery is a safe procedure. It can save you the time of recovery and the issue of scarring. You should visit Bloom IVF centre in Delhi if you are looking to get laparoscopic surgery.