Has anyone ever had an abdominal myomectomy to remove fibroids?
I am having this surgery at the end of July. I am wondering about other’s experience with it. I have three fibroid tumors that the Dr. is going to remove. One submucosal, this is the major one. It is the size of a 16 wk old baby. They tell me that this is the best surgery to preserve fertility. Is it really 4 week recovery time? My gosh, I am dreading this!
I had abdominal myomectomy when I was 24. The fibroids were many and as big as size of 16 weeks pregnancy. I didn’t feel any pain for those fibroids but I had heavy bleeding and anemia. So doctors decided to go through surgery. Before surgery, doctor gave me 4 shots of Luprone to reduce the size of the fibroids ( I don’t understand why was that necessary)
After that I had surgery. Doctors removed 28 tumors and many more were left inside the uterus which were so tiny that could not be removed.
It took around 4 weeks to recover. I had to take light food during this time. The most painful time was when I got sense from aneshthia effect. I felt vomit, temperature then but doctors gave me medicines to reduce the pain.
Just after 6 days of the surgery I took a flight, after 7 days I had an interview and after 1 month I started my MBA classes.
I hope you will have the surgery with no problem with the surgery.
By the way, the tumors grow back within 1 year as big as size of 20 weeks pregnancy. But luckily I got pregnant after 22 months of the surgery. Now I’ll have surgery to give birth of the baby but I don’t know what my doctor would do with my uterus.
Do doctors remove fibroid tumors during a D&C?
I am scheduled for a hystroscopic and D&C tomorrow for abnormal bleeding and fibroid tumors. The research I have done never indicates that they revove the fibroids. Yet, it is the fibroids and the tissues on the uterous that is causing the extreme bleeding.
D and C is a procedure to scrape and collect the tissue (endometrium) from inside the uterus. Dilatation (“D”) is a widening of the cervix to allow instruments into the uterus. Curettage (“C”) is the scraping of the contents of the uterus.
Please see the web pages for more details and tutorials on Dilation and Curettage.
I have had 4 different types of tumors removed from different body parts/bones. Could these all be related??
Giant cell tumor with bone grafting from my ankle bone at 16yrs, Fibroids from my uterus at 30, small “blood vessell” tumor from my finger at 33 and now at 37 a “reactive” benign tumor that exploded in my hand and attached itself to the tendon. Not sure if there are tests to scan for tumors throughout the body. Any diseases that anyone is aware of that can cause different tumors in the body? And does anyone know what a “reactive” biopsy reading would mean? HELP!
They most definately could be. Check with a doctor pronto. Sounds like some form of cancer to me.
is it possible to remove uterine fibroids and still have a baby?
i mean do they need to take out your uterus
or can they just remove the fibroids or tumor so you can have a baby
have any of you had uterine fibroids (badly) and had a baby?
Most fibroids do not interfere with getting pregnant or pregnancy. Before yanking yours out, make sure they really ARE a problem. I got pregnant and had 3 fibriods. I’m trying again and was advised they’re not a problem.
To answer your question, removing fibriods does NOT require removing your uterus. Any doctor that tells you that shouldn’t be in practice. In some cases, they can be removed with a laparoscopy where they go in through your belly button and remove them. A simple procedure.
Are all uterine fibroid tumors benign?
I read an article about the Octomom who is having fibroids removed. She claims they can become precancerous, and I wonder if she is correct.
A cancerous fibroid tumor is almost unheard of. I think the last I saw any kind of statistics on them, it was way less than even 1%. Fibroid tumors are benign, estrogen dependant growths that most doctors will recommend leaving alone as long as they aren’t causing other problems. The most common problem they cause are heavy periods, and that’s what leads most ladies to have them treated. Unfortunately, fibroids are also one of the leading reasons for elective hysterectomies too. Usually if the ladies can hang out until menopause, the lack of estrogen will cause most of them to shrink, sometimes a good many will disappear too. I think octomom just wants to justify some sort of procedure. Given that she was able to carry eight babies nearly to term without major problems, I’m highly doubtful she would have had much problem with fibroid tumors. Sorry, but this one smells funny. Personally, I think if they get anywhere near her reproductive organs, maybe a hysterectomy wouldn’t be such a bad idea. I know that’s ugly, but I can’t see where it’s to anyone’s benefit to help “save” any of them for future use. Seems to me she has already gotten her share and a few other ladies. If she has fibroids, maybe nature is telling her something. But as I said, I kind of doubt it. Back to your question though, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cancerous or even pre-cancerous fibroid tumor. Seen lots of hysterectomies done for them, never saw one go bad. And I’ve been in the field for quite some time.
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