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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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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?

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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2july I had myomectomy. Yesterday13july I masturbated (no pain).Today I had litt low abdominal pain+litt very light pink spoting. Did I damaged my uterus?

Probably not: Orgasm involves contraction of the uterine muscle which is still healing after a myomectomy this soon after surgery. Damage to the suture line usually would involve much more bleeding but depends upon the depth of the myoma. See your doctor, be honest, and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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Show me how a myomectomy is done?

Myomectomy: We open the uterus right where the fibroid is, and dissect it out of the myometrium (muscle of the uterus) then close in layers the defect. ...Read more

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What drugs should b taken after a myomectomy?

What was prescribed: After major surgery it is important to follow your surgeons instructions exactly as directed. You should take the medications he or she prescribed. You should not take anything else without clearing it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

Very Common: Many women have fibroids. Some women don't have problems from fibroids, but other women have painful periods, heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure, pain with sex, or infertility. The only way to remove fibroids is surgery and so myomectomy is very common. Myomectomy can be done in different ways so not every surgery is the same. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myomectomy?

Removal of fibroids: 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, robotically and my laparotomy. ...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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Constipation following myomectomy?

Constipation following myomectomy?

Pain meds: Pain medications after any kind of surgery can be constipating. Inaddition, pelvic surgery can stimulate spasm of the muscles around the rectum that have to relax to allow bowel movements. Stool softeners can be quite helpful until off the pain medications and the muscles have relaxed. ...Read more

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How can I remove my myomectomy scar?

How can I remove my myomectomy scar?

You can't: Scars are permanent and cannot be removed.
Scars can be revised if they are extremely noticeable, and a plastic surgeon should be able to tell you what type of improvement you might get. ...Read more

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Is constipation normal if you had myomectomy?

Is constipation normal if you had myomectomy?

Not usually: Unless you are taking significant narcotics for post op pain and not drinking enough fluids. Discuss with your gyn doctor. ...Read more

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When can one try ivf after undergoing Myomectomy?

Talk to surgeon: You need to ask your myomectomy surgeon as he/she will know how deeply into the uterine musculature the cuts were done to remove the fibroid (s). The repair of the uterine defect (s) determines how long it takes to heal based upon the extensiveness of the surgery and how soon you can get pregnant and carry a child without uterine rupture. ...Read more

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When does you period normalise after a myomectomy?

Varies: Your period is likely to be different after a myomectomy simply because the fibroids that were affecting things are now gone. Hopefully the flow will be lighter and less painful. It may take one or two cycles to establish the new norm. ...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 safe to have orgasim fives weeks afer myomectomy?

Absolutely: Congratulations on your recovery and return to a normal, happy life. ...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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What type of myomectomy can be done under regional anesthesia?

Essentially none.: Maybe one done for small fibroids in the uterine cavity, but all others require general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a drink (alcoholic) after having a myomectomy?

Drinking postsurgery: If post surgery, you are taking any pain meds or sedatives, avoid drinking while on these meds.0 ...Read more

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What is the difference between myotomy, myomectomy and myectomy?

What is the difference between myotomy, myomectomy and myectomy?

Different purposes: "myo" refers to muscle. A myotomy is an incision into a muscle such as might be done to cut an overly tight muscle between the esophagus and stomach. A myomectomy is the removal of a myoma which is a benign tumor composed of muscle cells that grows in the uterus. A myectomy refers to removing a overgrown muscle septum in the heart wall. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever died when undergoing a hysteroscopic myomectomy?

Has anyone ever died when undergoing a hysteroscopic myomectomy?

Possible, not likely: Anyone can die from anything, someone can die from drinking a glass of water, with the prpoer training and assuming you have had the proper work-up and blood work it is relatively safe depending on how big the fibroid is, I do many of these procedures in my office using the myosure instrument with my pts awake. ...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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What is o.R. Permit? I was told to sign paper before myomectomy surgery.

Consent form: I believe they are referring to consent document which you sign to verify that your surgeon reviewed the disease process, treatment options, description of the procedure and risks of procedure. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy 8 years ago and I never got pregnant again. What happened?

Unclear: There isn't any certain relationship between having a myomectomy and infertility in any given situation. It could be that you would have been unable to get pregnant even if the myomectomy was never done. It's best to get input from a doctor with experience in investigation of fertility to figure out what is the possible cause. ...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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19th Aug will be a month I had myomectomy. When is it likely I start menstruating? I am. Worried because I started active sex four days after surgery.

Post myomectomy: If you are not on medication such as Lupron, (leuprolide) your period should come at its usual time. Usually after myomectomy, pelvic rest is recommends for about 4-6 weeks. ...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?

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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Had a myomectomy Nov 24th do I necessarily have to wait 6 weeks before ttc again if I'm having no complications & know my body as far as healing well?

Yes, wait...: Even though you feel fine, your uterus is still healing. You want to let it heal completely because pregnancy will stress the scar from the myomectomy. Also, if the placenta implants over the scar before it heals, you may be at higher risk for a placenta accreta--a condition where the placenta won't separate from the uterus after delivery. This can be serious. Best to wait! ...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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Why my period did not come on after my myomectomy?

Several reasons: Surgery can affect ovulation as can anesthesia provided for surgery. It is not uncommon for women to have an abnormal menstrual cycle for 1-3 months after a surgical procedure, especially one performed in the pelvis. ...Read more

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What is a myomectomy?

What is a myomectomy?

Fibroid removal: A myomectomy is a surgery to remove fibroids from the uterus. It can be done vaginally, abdominally or laparoscopically depending on the location and size of the fibroids and the skills of your gynecologist. ...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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What kind of complications might happen from a myomectomy?

Rare: The biggest concerns for a myomectomy is that in time more fibroids can develop, requiring future surgery to fix, and that a future pregnancy will need to be delivered by cesarean. Patients may also have scar tissue in the abdomen after the procedure, which does usually cause problems, but can make future surgery more difficult. Damage to bowel, bladder, or ureter are rare but possible. ...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