Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to take out non-cancerous leiomyomas or uterine fibroids. This surgery may be required if fibroids are causing –
- Heavy periods
- Pelvic pain
- Constant urination
- Irregular bleeding
There are three ways to conduct a myomectomy –
- Laparoscopic myomectomy – In this procedure, surgeons make several small cuts to remove fibroids. Sometimes, robots are also used to do it. Recovery is quite faster in this less-invasive process than in abdominal myomectomy.
- Abdominal myomectomy – In this open surgery, the surgeon makes a large cut in the lower belly to remove symptom-causing fibroids.
- Hysteroscopic Myomectomy – In this procedure, a special scope is used by the surgeon to get rid of fibroids through the cervix and vagina.
Who Should Go for Myomectomy?
Myomectomy surgery is recommended for women who want to get pregnant and wish to remove fibroids to secure the uterus. It ensures women to try to conceive in the future. Doctors recommend the type of myomectomy as per fibroids’ position and size.
- If you have huge or multiple fibroids building up in the uterine wall, an abdominal myomectomy is recommended.
- For fewer or smaller fibroids, laparoscopic myomectomy is the best choice.
- For smaller fibroids in the uterus, hysteroscopic myomectomy is suggested.
To shrink the fibroids and make them removable easily, you may need some medications prescribed by the doctor. A prescription is provided to stop progesterone and estrogen production to keep you into menopause temporarily. Your menstrual period will come back when you stop taking these medicines, and you will be ready for pregnancy.
You may ask any question to help you prepare for the surgery when meeting your doctor. They may recommend some tests before the procedure. As per your risk factors, your doctor will choose the right tests like –
- Blood tests
- Pelvic ultrasound
Before going for this procedure, your doctor may want you to stop some medications. If you take any medication like supplements, vitamins, and OTC medications, ask your doctor. Stop all your addictions like drinking or smoking as these substances may affect the healing process. Also don’t drink and eat anything the night before surgery.
For easy recovery and best treatment, visit Baby Science IVF Clinics, where our doctors will check your medical history and suggest the right surgery.