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Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious ?

Can uterine fibroid surgery be serious ?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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How long does it take for complete healing after a uterine fibroid surgery?

How long does it take for complete healing after a uterine fibroid surgery?

Depends: If the fibroid are subserosal on the outside pf the uterus it may be healed in 1 month. In the fibroids are deeper it likely takes about 3 months for good healing and even longer for maximal strength. But no one knows for sure in any individual woman. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with uterine fibroids and I am 37 no kids . Had miscarriage 4 yrs ago and the dr told me to do open myomectomy surgery?

I just got diagnosed with uterine fibroids and I am 37 no kids . Had miscarriage 4 yrs ago and the dr told me to do open myomectomy surgery?

Do it!!: I do not obviously know how large the fibroids are or their location but I trust that if your doctor is recommending a myomectomy, it is indicated. I will say, at 38 year old and no kids, you don't have much time so I recommend getting to it pronto if you want to heal and still have time to try for natural conception. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

If the myoma is: out side of the uterus the risk is as same as women with normal uterus. If it is inside of the uterus the risk of becoming pregnant may decrease because implantation spaces decreases for the fertilized egg. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a community/surgeon that can operate on me on discount?Myomectomy surgery due to uterine fibroids.Willing to go/come to any state for this.

Possibly: You will need to apply for medicaid if you qualify or a health plan through the affordable healthcare act at healthcare.Gov. Otherwise you will get crushed by the hospital bill. A physician can discount his or her own fee but can do nothing about the hospital cost.For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Will I have to have surgery right away if i've been diagnosed with a uterine fibroid/tumor?

Usually no: Uterine fibroids are extremely common and may be asymptomatic. Surgery may be needed if fibroids cause symptoms that can be relieved only by surgery. Unless the fibroids are causing profuse bleeding, there would not be a reason to have surgery immediately. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more