Myomectomy: Removing Uterine Fibroids While Preserving Fertility

What is a Myomectomy?

A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous growths of muscle and tissue that develop in the wall of the uterus. These fibroids can vary greatly in size and number, causing a range of symptoms for some women, including:

  • Heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty getting pregnant

Pain during intercourse

When is a Myomectomy Considered?

Myomectomy is often recommended for women who:

  • Desire to become pregnant in the future
  • Experience bothersome symptoms due to fibroids
  • Have tried medication and other non-surgical treatments without success

Benefits of Myomectomy:

  • Preserves the uterus, allowing for future pregnancy.
  • Provides significant relief from symptoms associated with fibroids.

Minimally invasive options available with faster recovery times (depending on the technique used).

Risks and Complications:

As with any surgery, myomectomy carries potential risks and complications, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to surrounding organs
  • Scarring
  • Recurrence of fibroids

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