Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterine fibroids without removing the uterus. This treatment procedure is preferred for women who want to become pregnant. The surgical methods for myomectomy include
Your health care provider can provide you with details of each procedure along with suggestion for the most suitable method for you.
The risks associated with myomectomy is very rare but may include
- Excessive blood loss
- Adhesions or Scar tissue
- Childbirth complications
- Hysterectomy (rarely in case of uncontrollable bleeding)
To minimize the risks your doctor may recommend
- Iron supplements to improve your blood count
- Hormonal treatment to correct anemia
- Hormone therapy to shrink fibroids
On discharge from the hospital you will be on pain killers. Your doctor would also suggest diet and activity restrictions. Recovery period depends on the type of surgery used for example women undergone hysteroscopic myomectomy may take less than a week to recover where as abdominal myomectomy may require 4-6 weeks recovery time.