What Is a Myomectomy and When Is It Needed?
By Capital Women's Care
July 09, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
Tags: Myomectomy  

How a myomectomy from your gynecologists in Rockville, MD, can help you

If you have difficulty getting pregnant, or you are experiencing heavy bleeding or cramping during your period, you could have fibroids. A fibroid is a growth that isn’t cancer, however, fibroids can produce unpleasant symptoms like severe cramping and heavy bleeding.

A myomectomy can reduce or eliminate these unpleasant symptoms by removing the fibroids growing in your uterus. The gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, offer comprehensive women’s health services, including myomectomy surgery to help you.

During a myomectomy, your surgeon will remove the fibroids and reconstruct any damage done to your uterus. Myomectomy surgery can:

  • Decrease heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Reduce pelvic pressure and pain that occurs with menstruation
  • Decrease the severity of cramping during menstruation
  • Reduce or eliminate fertility issues caused by fibroids

A myomectomy is an excellent alternative to a hysterectomy because it is minimally invasive. To remove fibroids, a myomectomy may be indicated if you:

  • Want to remain fertile and have children
  • Have fertility issues due to fibroids
  • Want to keep your uterus and ovaries intact

A myomectomy can be performed using minimally invasive surgery, typically done using a laparoscope or a hysteroscope. Each of these methods uses a thin tube that contains a camera attached to one end. The camera allows your surgeon to view the inside of your uterus.

The instrument is inserted into your cervix or incisions to locate the fibroid growths. After the fibroids are located, they can be removed and evaluated or biopsied.

A myomectomy is an excellent alternative to a hysterectomy. Myomectomy surgery causes minimal scarring and bleeding, and requires only minimal downtime. To learn more about myomectomy surgery and how it can help you, call the gynecologists of Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301. Call today!

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