hi ppl can the patients will to do a laparoscopy? in my country (area) it is only recomanded by the doctor, if they think you have cancer they'll do it if according to them you are healthy (to the tests blood tests and their physical examination) they will think!
if anyone had an experiance of doing a lap by his own will (just compelling the doctor to do it) - i would like to know because lately i have feeling like a lump (gass type) in my abdomin in the form of abdominal fullness, the doctor performed a physical examination and abdominal ultrasound but found no lumps... i read in some site that cancer can be missed and only a biopsy can tell if cancer is present not even a ct, now a laparoscopy is done for this purpose to collect biopsies...so i think this is the only way to detect tumours of the abdomin and pelvis...or i'm wrong? help! i have had various scans of the abdomin although not ct, coz i don't like radiation...
If you are having gas and fullness push for the lap you may have nasty cysts on your ovaries. Mine didn't show on two different ultrasounds. I was lucky enough to have a doc who wanted to check it out. Sure enough a cyst the size of a grape was hidden behind the ovary near the rectum causing all kinds of heck and discomfort. I had gas, fullness and swelling that would occur. Sometimes I had soreness just sitting or walking. They fixed it during the lap procedure. Remember, ultrasounds are not terribly reliable in these matters, but you know your body.
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