Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No. I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day!

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I just had a robotic myomectomy to remove some uterine fibroids. What is the worst part of recovery?

Robot recovery. If you have already had the surgery, you have experienced the worst part of the recovery. I am sure your surgeon took great care to reduce the incidence of adhesions (scar tissue). This can be the biggest problem down the road. You were fortunated to have your procedure done with the davinci. Development of additional fibroids has to be considered long term. Read more...
Varies. The pain is usually moderate, and gets better after the first 2 weeks. Patients complain of: bloating, fatigue, pain, sometimes constipation. Read more...

I recently had a myomectomy but my fibroids are still bothering me - can I get this treatment?

Yes. There are different types of myomectomies with different surgical approaches. The best treatment depends on the size and location of fibroids and your symptoms. Repeated surgeries are very common but should be carefully considered. Read more...
Need better option. You could repeat myomectomy but this would not be the best option. The fact that it failed so soon after the surgery suggests that there are a lot more fibroids in the uterus then could be removed. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) is a non-surgical procedure performed by interventional radiologists that treats all of the fibroids in the uterus (much less likey to recur than myomectomy). Read more...
Depends on goals. If you want to preserve ability to have children: then myomectomy or temporary control of fibroid growth with hormonal contraceptives is a possibility. If you definitely do not have plans for future childbearing, then: uterine fibroid embolization, or hysterectomy are viable treatments. Hysterectomy usually can be performed vaginally or laparoscopically. Read more...

I've 100% charity care coverage, can it cover a myomectomy uterine surgery in new jersey state? Large fibroids on top of uterus -5 mnth look like.

YOU need to. Call the new jersey state charity coverage number and ask them, and ask them to give u a list of doctors who accept that coverage. Read more...
Most likely. Hospitals typically have a charity policy, particularly faith based centers. You should discuss this with someone at your local hospital. Read more...

I have mulitple fibroids now, in 2003 I had an abdominal myomectomy to remove a fibroid. I have no children yet, what are my options?

Myomectomy, UAE ... Your options depend on how big and where your fibroids are. You may not need to do anything. Many fibroids do not interfere with conception or pregnancy, but some do. Talk to your doctor. You may be a candidate for a robotic myomectomy or a hysteroscopic myomectomy, either of which might be an easier recovery than the surgery you had in 2003. Read more...

It is 5wks after an abdominal myomectomy for the removal of 7 fibroids and I am still bleeding. Is this normal?

Yes. A myomectomy causes scarring and contraction of the uterus that can lead to abnormal bleeding for up to 12 weeks after surgery, especially if some of the fibroids were into the cavity of the uterus. If heavy, see your doctor. Read more...

I'm 48yrs, have large fibroids-like I'm 5 mths pregnant. I want abdominal myomectomy (had one 11yrs ago) NOT hysterectomy. Dr will not perform- Y not?

It is not safe or. wise to perform an abdominal myomectomy when you are 5 months pregnant. It could cause serious harm to your pregnancy and result in pregnancy loss. It is better to wait -- fibroids generally dont grow faster during pregnancy. Hang in there! Read more...

Recently had abdominal myomectomy to remove fibroids. Period came 2 days later. Period lasted only 2 days versus 5 days. Why?

Wait and see. May take a few months for your cycles to revert to what your rhythm was prior to surgery, too early to determine if your cycle has changed, what you are describing as your period may have just been some bleeding from the surgery. Read more...