I Had a Laparoscopy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People


    Several years ago, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. The tests leading up to this diagnosis were a nuisance in themselves -- having to fill my bladder and hold it while a nurse pressed on my belly with an ultrasound scope was not in the least pleasant. After I was diagnosed...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2006

    Just This Morning

    It wasn't as bad as I thought...but then again, I'm hepped up on Toradol and pain pills.  HOORAY!
    debmichelle debmichelle
    Jul 21, 2008

    April 2010

    For my polycystic ovaries. I'd been trying to conceive with my husband for over a year, and investigations uncovered I had PCOS. What a nightmare. I haven't been able to talk to a therapist about it yet becuse there aren't any near me. Anyway, after a trans-vaginal ultrasound...
    Orckiss Orckiss
    26-30, F
    Sep 18, 2011


    I also had a laparoscopy.  I had it done a few years back.  The surgery went well.  I felt a little dizzy when I first woke up from the anesthesia.  I had no pain from the surgery, the only thing I felt is a little pressure on my shoulder cause of the gas that was induced...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2011

    My Laparoscopy Experience

    Before my laparoscopy I was reading other people's experiences and decided that when I get mine done, I want to share my story. I'm a 19 year old female who was having tremendous amounts of pain during sex, so I went to see an OBGYN. We decided to do a 'Diagnostic Laparoscopy...
    mfidone123 mfidone123
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2013

    ..to remove a 4.5cm complex cyst from my

    enlarged 7cm ovary. It was an ectopic pregnancy, so they also removed my right fallopian tube.
    ChildOfShame ChildOfShame
    26-30, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    Tears In My Piko

    Piko is the Hawaiian word for belly button. It's pictoglyph is a spiral, symbolising our connection to the Source/Creator. The doctor cut through my piko to do the surgery- in todays culture, cutting the piko is "no big deal", but in Hawaii it's a severance of the connection. I...
    vavamama vavamama
    26-30, F
    Jan 31, 2010
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