An abdominal myomectomy requires a 3 to 4 inch incision along the lower abdominal wall. A laproscopic myomectomy requires four small incisions on the abdominal wall. A hysteroscopic myomectomy requires no incisions.
Fibroids located within the uterus are surgically cut out. The remaining normal uterus is sutured together.
Over a period of 2-6 weeks, the body will heal. 90% of women report a significant decrease in their symptoms once recovered.
Sometimes, when fibroids are located within the uterine cavity (submucosal fibroids), a hysteroscopic myomectomy can be performed which doesn’t require an abdominal incision.
Symptoms include long periods, frequent tampon or pad use, having to use tampons and pads at the same time, blood clots, and anxiety related to bleeding during social or work situations.
Symptoms such as pain and severe cramping during periods.
Symptoms include pain in the pelvic region including excessive cramping, pelvic bloating, pressure, or heaviness, or pain during sexual intercourse.
Symptoms like frequent urination or inability to control urination, as well as constipation.