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Laparoscopic Excision of Ovarian Cysts
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Laparoscopic excision is surgery to remove a cyst on your ovary.
- Antibiotics: This medicine is given to fight or prevent an infection caused by bacteria. Always take your antibiotics exactly as ordered by your healthcare provider. Do not stop taking your medicine unless directed by your healthcare provider. Never save antibiotics or take leftover antibiotics that were given to you for another illness.
- Pain medicine: You may be given a prescription medicine to decrease pain. Do not wait until the pain is severe before you take this medicine.
- Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- You have stomach cramps.
- You have a fever.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
Seek care immediately or call 911 if:
- You have bleeding that does not stop.
- You have severe abdominal pain that does not go away, even with medicine.
- You feel lightheaded and short of breath.
- You have chest pain when you take a deep breath or cough, or you cough up blood.
- Your arm or leg feels warm, tender, and painful. It may look swollen and red.
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