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Myomectomy (Definition)

A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, ...Read more


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Will you ovulate after myomectomy?

Will you ovulate after myomectomy?

Yes: A myomectomy is simply removing a fibroid from the uterus or cervix. It should not greatly interfere with your ovulatory patterns. So, within 4-6 weeks from surgery ovulation should be the same as it was before. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after myomectomy?

Shouldn't: You should not have bleeding after myomectomy. Call your surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I start masterbating after myomectomy nearly 2 weeks ago?

When can I start masterbating after myomectomy nearly 2 weeks ago?

Now if no pain: If you are not having pain ok to masterbate now. Just nothing in the vagina yet. Be aware sometimes the uterus will cramp with orgasm if myomectomy was recent enough, so you might cramp. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy after myomectomy?

Most within 1 year: After myomectomy most women can get pregnant within one year. But you must wait three months before attempting conception. ...Read more

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When can I start to run again after myomectomy surgery?

Depends...: This is a good question for your surgeon as it depends on how the myomectomy was done. Was it done by Laparoscopy? Laparotomy? Hysteroscopy? If it was done by hysteroscopy, the restrictions are only for a few days. For Laparotomy, you could be restricted as long as 6 weeks. Laparoscopy would be somewhere in-between. Ask your surgeon. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink coffee after myomectomy?

Is it possible for me to drink coffee after myomectomy?

Yes: There should not be any contraindication to drinking coffee after a myomectomy, but check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does the the abdomen remain puffed up after myomectomy?

How long does the the abdomen remain puffed up after myomectomy?

Ask Your Surgeon: This is a question that you should really ask the doctor who did your procedure. ...Read more

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Trying hard to conceive after myomectomy. No success now after two cycles, what is your advice? :

Get a work up: If you do not pregnant after a few more months, you may wish to see your gyn or a fertility specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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When can someone resume sexual activity after myomectomy?

CALL YOUR DOCTOR: Who did the surgery, your doc should have already told you when it will be safe to have intercourse as your doc knows u and how the surgery went and how u did post op, I tell this to my pts before they go home so please call your doc this weekend to ask. ...Read more

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6 months after myomectomy. What could improve my chances of pregnancy. Been trying but yet to succeed?

Healthy living: Being at a healthy weight, taking folic acid, exercise regularly, eating a healthy well balanced diet and getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. I'm sure your doctor knows the type of myomectomy performed, and has advised you when safe to get pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Wats d reason for dirty-brownish discharge 2weeks after myomectomy. When will my body normalise and be ready for sex after myomectomy. Tnx?

Bloody discharge: Brown discharge is light bleeding which is normal after a myomectomy. It may last 4-6 weeks. You can ressume intercourse after talking with your surgeon and being released. ...Read more

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After myomectomy how long before I can drive or walk around? I've been told three days but also heard I should be in a hospital for at least 3 days!

After myomectomy how long before I can drive or walk around? I've been told three days but also heard I should be in a hospital for at least 3 days!

Talk to surgeon: This answer depends upon how the myomectomy will be surgically performed. Laparoscopy or Robotic surgeries have less body invasiveness and shorter recovery times., Talk to your surgeon fro specifics. ...Read more

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Amy belly is big and hard but if I lie down it would come flat after myomectomy. What is the cause and the treatment?

Amy belly is big and hard but if I lie down it would come flat after myomectomy. What is the cause and the treatment?

Ventral hernia?: After surgery, complication of
Incisional hernia is a possibility.
Have it checked and if it is, you might need surgical repair but many times, it is left alone especially if you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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11^day after myomectomy had masturbated (no pain).Day after litt low abdom pain (no need painkiller)2day aft less pain. Damage suture line is painful?

Call surgeon: It would be important to be evaluated to make sure no wound infection is developing. It is not unusual to have intermittent discomfort. Look for fever nausea vomiting and constipation as more concerning symptoms. If pain severe then go to er if you can't be seen right away by surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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7 weeks after myomectomy, was advised by my doctor to delay sex till about 10weeks. Butwe had on 6the week, thoughsperm didn't get in. Any danger of?

Yes: If you have unprotected sex during ovulation you can get pregnant. All it takes is one sperm. If you were not ovulating or around your fertile time (days 10-16), you probably do not have to worry. It is important to listen to your doctor's advice so you do not have problems if you do become pregnant. ...Read more

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I lost my baby at 23 weeks due to submucosal&subserosal fibroids (3*3cm both).Is it possible to pregnant again after myomectomy?

Best answered by OB: The specifics contained in your questioned can best be answered by the OB who knows your case best. Many women go on to have successful pregnancies after myomectomy, but each case varies in the location & size of the lesions & specifics would give a better answer. ...Read more

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Which of the slimy discharges is a true sign forlikely chances of pregnancy. Just resuming intercourse after myomectomy 4 months ago?

Which of the slimy discharges is a true sign forlikely chances of pregnancy. Just resuming intercourse after myomectomy 4 months ago?

Clear and gelatinous: Ovulation dc is clear and you can stretch it between two fingers because it is gelatinous. This is call spinbarkeit. It only occurs around ovulation and last for several days. ...Read more

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Have been trying to conceive. Over 8months after myomectomy. Taken 3 tablets of Clomid (clomiphene) per month. What else do you advise?

Fertility MD needed: At the age of 35 ovulation frequency is diminished and therefore the need for Clomid (clomiphene) rx. Your md should be a fertility specialist and have ordered a sperm analysis for your partner as well. As much as 40% of fertility issues are male derived. Fibroids often prevent implantation when present of a fertilized egg. But your larger ones, I assume, have been removed. ...Read more

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I have back pain due to the fact that I am not walking upright after myomectomy, reason being my incision pulls on the right side. I'm 4 wks post op.

Scar formation: I suggest calling your GYN or surgeon. The contraction and pulling of the scar are normal and your back pain is from a stooped posture or pelvic issue. You should be examined and if severe get checked today. ...Read more

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Had lap myomectomy 7 months back. Removed 2 fibrds (3*4cm).I heard after myomectomy I hav to deliver only through c- section. Is this true? Now am pregnt.

Had lap myomectomy 7 months back. Removed 2 fibrds (3*4cm).I heard after myomectomy I hav to deliver only through c- section. Is this true? Now am pregnt.

Your doc: Who did the myomectomy shoudld have told u that after the surgery when u had your post op check or sooner! It depends where the fibroids were removed from, if they had to cut into the endometrial cavity or close to it then u will need a csection, but u need to ask the doc who removed the fibroids. ...Read more

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How many weeks is needed to have sexual intercourse after myomectomy fibroid operation and can I do travelling and do household jobs?

How many weeks is needed to have sexual intercourse after myomectomy fibroid operation and can I do travelling and do household jobs?

Depends: Depends on how it was done: if you have a large incision on your abdomen (open procedure) - it may take 4 weeks until you are recovered enough; if with the davinci system : probably be ready for intercourse and household jobs/travelling in 2-3 weeks. If it was done vaginally (through a hysteroscope) then 1-2 weeks should be adequate. Keep in mind, people recover at different rates, so times wl var. ...Read more

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2 mnths after myomectomy & have sensitivity in area where removed, heavy lifting hurt stomach muscles then had acidity & pain in abdomen is it related?

Recovery: The healing process after surgery can be slow and varies for everyone. I think the sensitivity and the heavy lifting affecting abdominal muscles sounds appropriate for 2 months post-op. Even if you had the myomectomy done laparoscopically, there can be residual tenderness afterwards for several months. The acidity and upper abd pain, not likely due to surgery-but poss related to too much NSAID meds. ...Read more