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can uterine fibroid surgery be serious ?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on surgery: There are several options and fibroid tumors can be removed, it depends if you want any future pregnancies or not.Surgical choices are 1leparoscopic/robotic myomectomy 2hysteroscopic myomectomy 3 endometrial ablation and resection of the submucosal folds 4hysterectomy there can be complications of each procedure, like bleeding, infection, and others.You should discuss with the surgeonabout the safety.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It shouldn't be: Any surgery can be serious. But if surgery for fibroids is indeed necessary (it isn't always), there are several surgical approaches. Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two of them. In certain situations, the fibroid uterus may be removed vaginally. Tho there are risks with any type of surgery, the risks are minimized in experienced hands with good pre-operative preparation. Pls ck with your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 19, 2013

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