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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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34 yr old female, undergone myomectomy three months back but having a slight swelling 2cms away from the naval incision on the right side. Please guide?

34 yr old female, undergone myomectomy three months back but having a slight swelling 2cms away from the naval incision on the right side. Please guide?

Not to worry: It could be a small stitch granuloma- which is a reaction of the body to getting rid of the suture; or it could be a small seroma-which a small walled off fluid filled sac. You should probably have the doctor that did the surgery take a look and see what they think. If it is one of the two things, it generally will go away on its own; but may need to be removed. ...Read more

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After abdominal myomectomy and hysteroscopy 3 weeks ago, I had significant vaginal swelling (labia area). Is this normal? Cause? Go back to normal?

After abdominal myomectomy and hysteroscopy 3 weeks ago, I had significant vaginal swelling (labia area). Is this normal? Cause? Go back to normal?

No: That is not common at all. It should go back to normal but monitor it to make sure it does not get worse, If it does not get better in the next week. I would recommend seeing your doctor ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy & never had any STD to block tubes only big fibroids, tubes were swollen after myomectomy will swelling interfere with ttc?

I had a myomectomy & never had any STD to block tubes only big fibroids, tubes were swollen after myomectomy will swelling interfere with ttc?

Depends: If swelling of tubes are from fibroids blocking blood flow then the swelling should reduce after surgery. If tubes are patent then you should be able to conceive. Sometimes, you may have pelvic infection in the tubes without an STD. I am sure your doctor checked the potency of your tubes
Either way, you must be aware of increased tubal pregnancy rates if tubes are nor normal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Largefundal fibroid with ovarian cyst and endometrial thickenng lots of pain bleeding and dysuria nd swelling query laparosopic myomectomy recommeded?

Largefundal fibroid with ovarian cyst and endometrial thickenng lots of pain bleeding and dysuria nd swelling query laparosopic myomectomy recommeded?

Maybe: Since I am unaware of your total history and physical, I am loathed to "recommend" any procedure without it. It sounds like you have multiple problems that need resolution. ...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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How long does a myomectomy take to perform?

1 to 2 hours: Depending upon a laparoscopic, davinci, or mini incisional approach + the number of fibroids and uterine location will dictate the amount of time needed. ...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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How long should I wait to start trying yo get pregnant after a myomectomy?

Post Op: When one has a surgical procedure they are given specific post operative instructions. None of here would interfere with the recommendations that your surgeon has given you since we do not have all of the facts. For this question you must ask your surgeon specifically. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy myomectomy?

How long does it take to walk by yourself after a laparotomy myomectomy?

1 day: On the evening of surgery, you will have help standing and possibly walking. By the next day, your Foley catheter will come out and you will be able to walk to the bathroom by yourself. You will feel incisional pain and may find yourself hunching over a bit for the first week. Walking early and often is important to prevent clots in the veins. ...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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How long for period to return after laparoscopy myomectomy?

How long for period to return after laparoscopy myomectomy?

No change: As long as you were not put on hormones for the procedure it should not affect your period at all. If you were placed on a hormone when you stop the hormone you should get a period that week. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to resume intercourse after a hysteroscopy myomectomy?

How long is it safe to resume intercourse after a hysteroscopy myomectomy?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is what I normally recommend unless your discharge and bleeding continues. By two weeks its usually resolved. I would recommend a follow up with your doctor before starting intercourse. ...Read more

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Hi I had a myomectomy in January. Since then I have had my period at least twice a month. Is this to be expected? How long before my cycle is normal?

Possible: Any surgery like a myomectomy can disrupt the regularity of the cycles, however this can also arise on it's own. This far out from the surgery may justify looking into other causes ...Read more

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Have fibromyalgia and 2 weeks out from abdominal myomectomy. Still in pain & on heavy narcotics, how long until I get better? Is fibro making it worse?

Have fibromyalgia and 2 weeks out from abdominal myomectomy. Still in pain & on heavy narcotics, how long until I get better? Is fibro making it worse?

Probably: Patients with fm will experience pain more intensely and will likely have a longer recovery time than other people. Fm is viewed as a disorder of central pain processing or heightened pain perception. Be careful about the potential to overuse narcotic analgesics. While pain can be prolonged, that doesn't mean that healing of the tissues is delayed. ...Read more

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I have an 8 cm intramural fibroid, a 2.5 cm fibroid, and spots that may become fibroids, w/pain, long periods, & pressure. Hysterectomy or myomectomy?

I have an 8 cm intramural fibroid, a 2.5 cm fibroid, and spots that may become fibroids, w/pain, long periods, & pressure. Hysterectomy or myomectomy?

Depends: If you've completed childbearing and/or this is not relevant and you don't want to deal with the symptoms anymore; hysterectomy for definitive treatment is reasonable. Of course, prior to finalizing any, please get with your doctor about risks, benefits and alternatives. If you've not completed childbearing and/or want to retain the uterus for other reasons; the myomectomy would be the way to go ...Read more

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Will insurance cover my myomectomy?

Will insurance cover my myomectomy?

Prior authorization: A patient, who has been recommended to undergo a certain procedure may ask her doctor to obtain "prior authorization" from her insurance carrier. The doctor will need to provide a diagnosis code and a procedure code and the insurance carrier will then determine, whether the procedure is covered under your plan. ...Read more

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Is myomectomy a very common procedure?

YES: Myomectomy surgery involves removing the fibroid tumors from the uterus. We usually remove the fibroids instead of a hysterectomy when the woman wants fertility, the fibroids are limited in size and number, or the woman does not want hysterectomy. If the surgery is with laparoscopy, the recovery is much easier than hysterectomy or open myomectomy. Talk with your gyn about the options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What diet to have after open myomectomy?

What diet to have after open myomectomy?

Check with your: Doctor, but I don't usually have any dietary restrictions after a myomectomy. However, the majority of my myomectomies are done minimally invasive using the davinci robotic system. If you haven't had your surgery yet, ask about minimally invasive options. ...Read more

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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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What's a hysteroscopic myomectomy done for?

What's a hysteroscopic myomectomy done for?

Alternative idea: Fibroids are tissue growth that affect the uterus. They are extremely common and present in up to 50% of women (i've seen as high as 70% quoted). They commonly cause abnormal bleeding and a hysteroscopic myomectomy is done to remove fibroids that protrude into the cavity of the uterus as an alternative to hysterecomty. It's done through the cervix with minimal anesthesia. A nice little surgery. ...Read more

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What is hysteroscopic myomectomy? Please explain.

A GYN Procedure: Where they go in, under sedation usually, through the uterus and take out growths of muscle tissue of the uterus that should not be there and usually are responsible for pain and bleeding (fibroids). It is the alternative method of reaching them to a surgical approach through the abdomen by some means. Hysteroscopic means they are going up through the inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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Had myomectomy 3 months now bleeding has not stopped?

See myomectomy MD: You need to go back to your myomectomy MD and have him/her check for additional fibroids especially ones that are under the endometrium (lining of the womb) called a sub mucous fibroid. Multiple recurrent fibroids are very common even after myomectomy. ...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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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more