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Masturbation After Myomectomy
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
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
2 july I had large myomectomy (laparoscopy).Today 13july I had masturbation. Did I damaged my uterus? I'm realy worried. Now I don't have pain or bleeding
Don't worry: You will be fine, in another couple of wks you will be ready far beyond that. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: Congratulations on your recovery and return to a normal, happy life. ...Read more
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
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
Ask Your Surgeon: This is a question that you should really ask the doctor who did your procedure. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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