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Myomectomy is a procedure used to remove fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. When performing a myomectomy, the surgeon attempts to remove the fibroid and repair any issues with the uterus to ensure uterine health. Many women who wish to become pregnant at a later time prefer the myomectomy procedure rather than a hysterectomy that removes the uterus. To learn more about myomectomy procedures, take a look at the questions below that have been answered by the Experts.
Is tingling and numbness on the anus normal before and after having a myomectomy?
Generally, if tingling and numbness of the anal region was already present prior to a surgery, it is usually an indication that the myomectomy probably had nothing to do with it. This is a good sign because it means that there was probably no nerve damage from the procedure. Typically, the nerves that affect the rectal area are located at the base of the spine. In some cases, large fibroids that were present before the surgery could have caused nerve compression which could cause a tingling or numb sensation. At this stage, it would be advisable to get an X-ray and physical exam done to determine what the exact cause of the problem is.
Will having a second abdominal myomectomy decrease the chances of pregnancy?
It is possible that a second myomectomy may hinder a woman's chances of becoming pregnant. However, leaving large fibroids on their own may also make becoming pregnant difficult. This can become a tricky situation to be in and, in many cases, women have to weigh the option of leaving the fibroids alone in an attempt to conceive later on. However, every woman is different and it is advisable to discuss the pros and cons of the case with a doctor before making a decision.
Will having a myomectomy cause a uterus to have problems supporting a growing fetus till 38 weeks of pregnancy?
Case details: Surgery did not involve entering the cavity of the uterus.
The basic reason for a myomectomy is to ensure the health of the uterus to aid fertility later on. In most cases, there shouldn't be any reason why a woman would be unable to carry a child full term. However, scarring from the myomectomy may cause issues when trying to become pregnant. Since the procedure did not disturb the uterine cavity, the uterus typically should be able to expand and accommodate the fetus till it reaches full term.
Is a burning sensation and pelvic pain normal after having a myomectomy?
are common affects after having a myomectomy procedure. Most women are prescribed pain medication to relieve the uncomfortable feeling. Many women relieve the pain by taking 200 mg of the anti-inflammatory drug, Ibuprofen, as a single tablet, thrice times a day. In many cases, Ibuprofen is found more effective and can provide more relief than Norco hydrocodone. In case there is an infection, however, an antibiotic would have to be prescribed.
What does it mean if a patient has a single case of irregular bleeding after a myomectomy?
There should generally be no cause for worry here. A solitary case of bleeding doesn't necessarily point towards fibroids. However, if the bleeding continues, the woman's gynecologist can check for any changes by way of an ultrasound to determine if fibroids are the cause of the irregular bleeding.
The bleeding doesn’t sound like a period either because when a woman has a period, the bleeding usually last for several days as the uterine lining thins and sloughs off. If fibroids are the issue, the bleeding would usually last for more than a couple of days.
In case the woman misses her period, she can get a pregnancy test done as a single case of bleeding can be caused by implantation. Other possibilities include
which is usually accompanied by discharge and some cervical/vaginal trauma during sexual intercourse which should heal quickly.
Many women who are of child bearing age choose to have a myomectomy procedure to remove fibroids. This is usually done to ensure future pregnancies. However, many questions may arise with regards to how myomectomy procedures are performed and what their side effects are. If you have any concerns or questions, ask an Expert for medical insights now based on the facts of your case.
Recent Myomectomy Questions
I did myomectomy twice, and the last one was really bad.
I did myomectomy twice, and the last one was really bad. The doctor was almost giving up and ready to take out my uterus. After 7 hours surgery he managed to removed more than 60 fibroids and keep my uterus. However, he said that the uterus is so damaged, lots of cicatrix are present.
He said that I should not have children, but after 8 months of no period, my period came. However, the colour is very very dark, lasted about 3-7 days. There was no pain and regular cycle.
a month before my period is almost non existent, only very little spot, and this month I missed my period.
please let me know what this mean. I feel wet all the time, but there is nothing. (I'm not sexually active). Thank you
I'm 45. HX of 1 pregnancy, 1 birth by C Section. lateral
I'm 45. HX of 1 pregnancy, 1 birth by C Section. Bi lateral tubal ligation, heavy bleeding-had Thermal Ablation. Recent 7/28 ER visit for PAINFUL menstrual cramps. F/u with Gyno today who did Transvaginal Ultrasound & said I have enlarged uterus (like a 12-14 week pregnant woman) and have several Fibroids. The Gyno right away pushed for Hysterectomy taking both uterus & cervix, leaving ovaries. I tried asking about myomectomy & UAE. The dr right away stated I am not a candidate for either. Please, I need direction. He wants to schedule me for surgery in 3 weeks. Thanks-Naz
My had a miscarriage and did a myomectomy in the early part
My had a miscarriage and did a myomectomy in the early part of 2013 in which we removed 8 to 9 fibroids. We've been trying to get pregnant ever since without any success.
I did a sperm analysis and the result was normal. My wife check her tubes and uterus and they are open. We did a hysteroscopy and it was normal. There were no abnormalities in her uterus.
All research suggest that we my wife and I have unexplained infertility. My question is, If I try IVF, what are my chances seeing that I don't have a reason for infertility and all my results are normal.
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