Myomectomy is the surgical procedure undertaken for the removal of uterine fibroids. Uterine Fibroids is the growth of non-cancerous tissue in the uterus. And the growth of this tissue is typically seen in the productive lifecycle of a woman. The procedure is similar to a hysterectomy, however as opposed to a hysterectomy the entire organ is not removed.
This surgical procedure is commonly performed in relatively younger women who would like to keep their uterus and retain the ability to have children. Also, if the fibroids are interfering with your ability to have children, it is advisable just to get rid of the fibroids and not the uterus.
Symptoms associated with uterine fibroids
- Excessive bleeding
- Pain in the pelvic region
- Longer periods
- Frequent urination
Risks associated with myomectomy
- Excessive blood loss
- Pregnancy complications
- Complications leading to hysterectomy
Although some risks are inherent with myomectomy, as they are with any other surgical procedure, it is possible to reduce some of the risks with sufficient dietary changes to include iron & vitamin supplements, take hormonal treatment (if necessary) and make changes to your lifestyle.