1. Diagnostic Tests for ovarian cyst
To detect the presence, severity, and course of treatment for ovarian cysts, you may be recommended the following tests:
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- Complete blood cell count: A CBC test is a complete blood test used to understand if you might have anemia, infection, or leukemia. It also helps a doctor understand how certain medications, diseases, or treatments may have affected your bloodstream. The test is simple and takes only a few minutes. It is done by taking a blood sample by a needle through your vein in the arm. You can continue your work painlessly after. Note: It does not need fasting and you can eat and drink whatever you like before the test. The lab results may take well over 6-9 hours after the test. )
- Blood sugar test: A blood sugar test is done to screen for diabetes. It’s done by pricking the finger and testing the blood sample on a glucose meter strip. The results take only 10-20 seconds and alerts for high/ low blood sugar levels and glycosylated hemoglobin. (Note: The test must be done on fasting, that is, you cannot eat or drink before the test.)
- Thyroid test: A thyroid test is a blood test that tests for TSH, that is, the thyroid-stimulating hormone in the bloodstream. It thus helps screen both- hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The test is done by taking a small blood sample through a needle in your arm vein. You can continue your work right after. (Note: It is done on fasting. That is, you cannot eat or drink anything before the test. )
- Liver function test: Liver function test screens for any abnormalities caused due to liver malfunctioning and rule out any other cause for abdominal pain. The test is done by taking a blood sample through a vein in your arm. (Note: It is done on fasting, that is, you cannot eat anything 10-12 hours before the test.)
- Kidney function test: A kidney function test is done either through a blood sample by an arm vein or through a 24-hour urine sample collected yourself in a sterile container. Both ways, it helps rule out any diseases caused due to liver malfunctioning and rule out all parallel reasons for abdominal pain other than the ovarian cyst. (Note: It is not a fasting test. You can both- eat and drink before the test. )
- Chest X-ray: Chest X-Ray is a quick, non-invasive test of the chest area and helps have an internal image of your heart, lungs, and bones. It is done to screen out any other conditions for abdominal pain other than the ovarian cyst itself. (Note: It is not a fasting test. You can both- eat and drink before the test. )
- Abdominal ultrasound and/or CT scan and MRI: Abdominal ultrasound, CT Scan or MRI are imaging tests that provide an internal image of your abdomen and hence help understand the probable disease, its size, type, and severity. (Note: These are not fasting tests. You can both- eat and drink before the test. )
2. How to prepare for ovarian cyst surgery?
Here is a general guideline to help you prepare for the surgery:
- Discuss all your current medicines, health conditions, supplements, and herbal potions elaborately with your doctor. Your doctor might have to ask you to stop certain medicines, especially ibuprofen, insulin, or blood thinners. They hamper the surgery and risk excessive bleeding during the procedure.
- Check for your BP and sugar levels: Just like any other surgery, cystectomy too, cannot be performed if you have imbalanced BP or sugar levels. This is why they must first be brought down and in control. The same holds true in the recovery period too.
- Quit smoking/ drinking and use of recreational drugs at least two weeks before the surgery.
- You might want to freeze your eggs as an added step to preserve the chances for further childbearing.
- As the surgery is performed under anesthesia, you are recommended to not eat/ drink (even water) at least 6-8 hours before the surgery. This is why, in most cases, the surgery is performed in the early morning hours on an empty stomach.
3. Guidelines and diet for better recovery after an ovarian cyst surgery
We suggest the following guidelines for a smooth recovery after ovarian cyst surgery:
- While you can mostly eat anything, we suggest you keep your diet healthy and balanced for a quicker recovery. Include fresh fruits and homemade meals of lighter consistency for easier digestion.
- Include a lot of water and fiber such as salad in your diet. These would help with easier bowel movements. In case you feel bloated, or slightly constipated, ask your doctor for a light laxative.
- Avoid any strenuous activity for at least 3-5 days post-surgery.
- Avoid penetrative sex for 7-10 days post-surgery.
- Keep your lifestyle active and include at least 20-30 minutes of light workouts daily.
4. Why choose Pristyn Care for ovarian cyst removal surgery in Chennai
Pristyn Care is one of the leading healthcare providers and associated with multiple gyne-clinics and super-specialty hospitals in Chennai.
We take care of your end-to-end patient experience and provide some unique benefits. These include:
- Multiple clinics and super-specialty hospitals
- Single and deluxe rooms available
- Free transportation to and from the hospital
- Complete assistance in hospital admission and discharge paperwork
- All insurances accepted
- 24 Hour patient support
- Free online and offline consultations
- Multiple clinics and super-specialty hospitals
- Multiple payment options
- No cost EMI option
- Free follow-up
5. How to book an appointment with a Pristyn Care gynecologist in Chennai?
Booking an appointment with a Pristyn Care gynecologist in Chennai is easy.
Simply call us directly or fill out our ‘Book my Appointment’ form. It would ask you just four basic questions such as ‘Your name’, ‘Contact’, ‘Disease name’, and ‘City’. Just fill them and click ‘submit’. Our medical coordinators will call you shortly and help you speak to a doctor of your choice.