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Abdominal Myomectomy

Posted On: 04-28-2015
Abdominal Myomectomy

What is Abdominal Myomectomy?

During an abdominal myomectomy, fibroids are removed from the uterus.

Also Known As:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Fibroid surgery

Conditions Treated with Abdominal Myomectomy:

An abdominal myomectomy is utilized in order to treat fibroids inside the uterus, uterine polyps and infertility.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Abdominal Myomectomy:

Non-surgical alternatives to an abdominal myomectomy include gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, oral contraceptive pills and an intrauterine device with contraceptive medicine. A laparoscopic or hysteroscopic myomectomy may be performed as a surgical alternative.

Anesthesia with Abdominal Myomectomy:

An abdominal myomectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Abdominal Myomectomy:

Possible risks following abdominal myomectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience an incisional hernia, for uterine fibroids or polyps to recur and for the uterus to become injured.

Prognosis after Abdominal Myomectomy:

The prognosis for a positive end result following myomectomy is good. There is a five percent chance of potential complications, such as wound infection. Younger, pre-menopausal woman are more likely to regrow fibroids following the procedure.

Recovery from Abdominal Myomectomy:

The total recovery time following abdominal myomectomy is four to six weeks.Top of Form

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