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Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal

Myomectomy removes uterine fibroids, preserving the uterus.

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Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a myomectomy?

A myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes fibroids from the uterus while preserving the uterus for future pregnancy.

Who needs a myomectomy?

Women with symptomatic fibroids who wish to preserve their fertility may need this surgery.

What are the benefits of the surgery?

The surgery can alleviate fibroid-related symptoms, improve quality of life, and preserve the uterus for future pregnancy.

What are the risks of the surgery?

Potential risks include infection, bleeding, scar tissue formation, and potential complications in future pregnancies.

What is the recovery process like?

Recovery generally takes several weeks, with physical therapy and exercises often recommended.

Further Information

Related Concerns

Uterine fibroids can lead to complications such as heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, and fertility issues. In rare cases, large fibroids can distort the shape of the uterus and cause complications during pregnancy and labor.

Causes of the Issues

The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, but factors such as hormones and genetics may play a role in their development.

Treatment Approaches

Treatment options for uterine fibroids include medication to manage symptoms, non-invasive procedures such as focused ultrasound surgery, minimally invasive procedures like uterine artery embolization, and surgical interventions such as myomectomy and hysterectomy.

Service Overview

Myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes fibroids from the uterus. This surgery can alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and preserve fertility.

Step-by-Step Guide to Myomectomy

  1. The patient is placed under anesthesia.
  2. A surgical incision is made in the abdomen or the vagina, depending on the size and location of the fibroids.
  3. The fibroids are located and removed from the uterus.
  4. The incision is closed, and a dressing is applied.
  5. The patient is monitored in the recovery room before being discharged. ### Conditions Warranting Myomectomy - Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal Myomectomy is recommended for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who wish to preserve their fertility. This includes women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination, and fertility issues due to fibroids. ### Benefits of Myomectomy - Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal The surgery can alleviate fibroid-related symptoms, improve quality of life, and preserve the uterus for future pregnancy. It can also reduce the size of a "fibroid belly," improving the patient's physical comfort and self-esteem. ### Risks of Myomectomy - Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal Potential risks include infection, bleeding, formation of scar tissue, and potential complications in future pregnancies. There's also a chance that new fibroids may develop after surgery. ### Preparation for Surgery Patients may be advised to stop certain medications and adopt a healthy diet and exercise routine to prepare for surgery and recovery. ### Pre-surgery Procedures and Checks At the hospital, patients will undergo a physical examination, blood tests, and possibly imaging studies. The surgical team will review the procedure and answer any questions the patient may have. ### Postoperative Care After the surgery, patients will receive pain medication and instructions on caring for the surgical site. They will also be scheduled for follow-up appointments to monitor their recovery. ### Recovery and Rehabilitation Recovery time varies but generally takes several weeks. Physical therapy and exercises may be recommended to restore strength and mobility. ### Alternatives to Surgery Non-surgical treatment options include medication to manage symptoms, hormonal therapies to shrink fibroids, and non-invasive procedures such as focused ultrasound surgery. ## References
  6. Mayo Clinic. (2020). Uterine fibroids.
  7. NHS. (2018). Fibroids.
  8. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2017). Uterine Fibroids.
  9. Private Healthcare UK. (n.d.). Myomectomy Cost.
  10. Mayo Clinic. (2020). Uterine fibroids.
  11. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2017). Uterine Fibroids.
  12. NHS. (2018). Fibroids.

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References

References and Useful Womb (Uterine) Fibroid Removal Resources

  • Mayo Clinic. (2020). Uterine fibroids.
  • NHS. (2018). Fibroids.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2017). Uterine Fibroids.
  • Private Healthcare UK. (n.d.). Myomectomy Cost.

References

  • Mayo Clinic. (2020). Uterine fibroids.
  • NHS. (2018). Fibroids.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2017). Uterine Fibroids.
  • Private Healthcare UK. (n.d.). Myomectomy Cost.
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