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baggie over cyst during laparoscopy? baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

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Unread 06-27-2004, 05:46 PM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

Anyone ever here of this? I went to the GYN that the base referred me too because of a 4cm complex cyst. I told him my cancer concerns and that it is in my family. The GYN wants to do laparoscopy sugery in 2 weeks to remove it and says that he can put a baggy over it so nothing spills during surgery and then if it's positive foe cancer he will refer me to an oncologist. Any thoughts? It's really hard because I look like I'm really paranoid about a cyst but if it is bad then don't they have to go in a second time to remove everything? I'm frustrated that my GYN wouldn't refer me to an oncologist for his opionion.
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Unread 06-27-2004, 06:15 PM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

Are you on insurance that you can't go and get an opinion from a gyn/onc yourself?

If that is true I would insist to the doctor to give you a referal, tell him it isn't him, but you would just rather have a gyn/onc do the surgery for your own piece of mind.

God Bless
Unread 06-27-2004, 07:26 PM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

Hello Known2b,
You will have to get a referral from your Gyn are your primary care manager to see a Onc. If you can't get them to do it then go to your patient rep on base. They should be able to help you.Tricare will pay for it. You are entitled to a second opionion and I would get it. I had a OBgyn at Ft.Stewart do a Hyst. on me and he took my uterus out in pieces . I am not trying to scare you but I had cancer in a fibroid and he could of very well have made it spread. The pathologist report came back that the fibroid was intact . I got lucky. If it had been a ONc doing my surgery this wouldn't of happened and I would of had everything removed. I still have my ovaries. Obgyn are not trained usually in uterine cancers. This is what my ob told me when He gave me the referral to see the Ob/onc. Take Care and I hope this helps! s
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Unread 06-27-2004, 07:52 PM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

I also have a complex ovarian cyst.....My Ob/Gyn was a little concerned as my ca125 was high also...which also can be shown as a false positive ...especally with wpman that have Endo, which I have. Anyhow she referred me to a Oncoligist and he will be assisting at my surgery, just in case. I had to wait a bit (my surgery is july 28th) but I feel better with both of them there.
I would ask to be referred and be FIRM about it! I'am sure you'll be fine, but its your body and just to be sure get an opinion from a Onc.
My thoughts and prayers~ Bobbi
Unread 06-27-2004, 08:32 PM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

I just realized that I posted to the wrong person! SORRY known2be! I meant to post to Kay123.
Unread 06-28-2004, 04:42 AM
baggie over cyst during laparoscopy?

s Kay

I am so sorry to read about your difficulty with the military gyn.
If I were you, I would continue to push for a gyn oncologist to do the surgery. My own gyn/oncologist, at a major cancer center, does not biopsy an ovary through a laproscope. She insists upon the complete removal of the ovary for biopsy purposes.
Can you possibly get the referral from your primary care doc?

Unread 06-28-2004, 08:22 PM

Hello, this time last year I also was told that I had a complex cyst, mine was 8 cm though, the Dr. also told me that he would do the baggie thing during my lapo, but there was a small chance that he would have to do a bikini cut, well when I awoke from my lapo surgery, my DR. was standing by me and told me he did the bikini cut. 3 days later he told me I had a borderline tumor, and 3 days after that in his office I was told that I had to have a radical hysterectomy with staging..... I was in shock to say the least. In the meantime I got a really bad infection in my incision, and was hospitalized another 5 days for that, I wasn't given any antiobotics after my surgery until the infection was in full force.After that I was sent to a
GYN-ONC, if I had only seen him first I would have been sparred a lot of suffering.
I would suggest to you to seek the advice of an GYN-ONC. Before your surgery. To avoid having to go through 2 surgeries like I had to go through within 5 months. They would have done them 6 weeks apart but I was having complications with my heart, which seemed to be triggered by the infection. Best of luck to you.

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