Myomectomy

The non-cancerous growth inside the uterus is called fibroids or leiomyomas. Myomectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the fibroids from the uterus. The main aim of the procedure is to remove the fibroids that cause pain and other discomforts in women. Many people believe that, myomectomy causes harm to the uterus or removes it along with fibroids. Myomectomy is not like hysterectomy, that removes the entire uterus. It only removes the fibroid growth and keeps the uterus safe. The procedure improves the symptoms and discomforts caused by fibroids.

Myomectomy is suggested only if the patient has troublesome symptoms that may harm her normal activities. Myomectomy is best for those women:

  • Who wish to have a child even after the surgery

  • With fibroids that may cause infertility issues

  • Who wish not to remove their uterus

The procedure of abdominal myomectomy is done by making an open incision in the abdomen. Through this incision, the surgeon will be able to access the uterus, whereby removing the fibroids. The incision can be either vertical or horizontal bikini-line. After the procedure, the surgeon may prescribe some oral medication to relieve pain. The doctor will also give instructions about how to take care during the recovery period. Usually, an abdominal myomectomy procedure may require a recovery time period of 4-6 weeks. The patient will be able to experience the results immediately after the procedure. She will feel relieved from the earlier symptoms and the fertility will get improved.

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