Myomectomy is a surgery to remove uterine fibroids. This surgery may help you keep your uterus. And it may help you keep the option to get pregnant.
Before your surgery
You may be asked to:
Have tests that your healthcare provider has ordered.
Don't eat or drink for a certain amount of time before surgery. Your healthcare team will tell you how long.
Take medicines as prescribed to shrink fibroids.
Stop taking aspirin or ibuprofen 1 week before surgery. Tell your healthcare provider what other medicines you take. Ask if you should stop taking any of them.
Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery.
Types of myomectomy procedures
Your surgeon makes incisions in your belly and uterus. He or she then removes the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired. The incisions are closed.
Your surgeon puts a laparoscope and other surgery tools through small incisions in your belly. He or she makes 1 or more incisions in your uterus to remove the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired. The incisions are closed.
A hysteroscope is put into your vagina. A tool is then used to remove the fibroids from your uterus.
When to call your healthcare provider
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these:
Pain that is severe or gets worse
Fever or chills
Nausea or vomiting
Redness or swelling around your incision
Vaginal bleeding that is heavy or doesn’t stop
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