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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!
Uterine fibroids are a common condition that will affect most women at some point in time. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 80% of women over age 50 will experience fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the lining of the uterus. Although they are benign and don't always produce symptoms, they can also cause a number of symptoms that require treatment. The gynecologists and obstetricians at Capital Women's Care Dr. Eric Ashkin, Dr. Leslie Masiky, Dr. Aliya Poshni, and Dr. Adam Footer offer pregnancy, infertility, and reproductive services in Rockville, MD.
Pregnancy Testing and Treatment in Rockville, MD
In many cases, fibroids don't require treatment. But if they produce symptoms or interfere with fertility they may need to be removed. There are several treatment options depending on the severity of the symptoms and the size and location of the fibroids. A Myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the fibroids but preserves the uterus in order to make it possible to have children after treatment.
When a Myomectomy is Necessary
Some fibroids can cause symptoms that make removal necessary, including:
- Pain (can occur in the abdomen, lower back, or pelvic area)
- Abnormal, painful, heavy, or irregular periods can develop at any age, but when they occur during the reproductive years a Myomectomy can preserve the uterus if women still want to have children. Unlike a hysterectomy which removes the entire uterus, a Myomectomy procedure removes the fibroids and reconstructs the uterus to make it possible to become pregnant and have children.
How a Myomectomy Works
There are three types of Myomectomy:
Abdominal - The obstetrician makes a horizontal or vertical incision and removes the fibroids through the pelvic cavity
Laparoscopic - The fibroids are removed through an incision near the belly button with a small surgical instrument with a light and camera attached
Hysteroscopic - The fibroids are removed through the vaginal cavity
Myomectomy can relieve fibroid symptoms and preserve/improve fertility for women.
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For more information about fibroid treatment and other gynecology procedures and services, contact Capital Women's Care by calling 301-569-6301 to schedule an appointment with one of our gynecologists today.
Though they are benign, uterine fibroids can cause serious complications if left untreated. Myomectomy is a safe and effective procedure to remove uterine fibroids, often referred to medically as leiomyomas, from the uterus. Find out more about myomectomy and how it can benefit you with Dr. Eric Ashkin, Dr. Leslie Masiky, Dr. Aliya Poshni, and Dr. Adam Footer at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD.
What is a myomectomy?
A myomectomy removes uterine fibroids from the uterus, leaving the uterus itself intact. Uterine fibroids can occur at any time but usually form during the childbearing years. They produce symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, backache or pain in the legs, mensuration lasting longer than a week, and pelvic pressure. During a myomectomy, your surgeon removes the fibroids and reconstructs the uterus to ensure that the uterus remains functional.
What can I expect after a myomectomy?
Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes the entire uterus, myomectomy leaves the uterus in the body and only removes the fibroids themselves. Myomectomy is ideal for women who plan to bear children, want to keep their uterus, or whose fibroids may be interfering with their fertility. Though there are risks associated with the procedure, it is generally considered safe and effective. After myomectomy, your doctor will prescribe a pain medication to help with discomfort and discuss your diet and care routine for recovery. Most women experience relief of their previous symptoms after their procedure and often have improved fertility with their fibroids removed.
Myomectomy in Rockville, MD
If you suffer the symptoms of uterine fibroids and suspect that myomectomy could be beneficial for you, consult with your doctor to ensure that this treatment is your best and most appropriate option. A consultation or well-woman examination is your chance to ask for more information on this procedure and address any questions or concerns you have.
For more information on myomectomy, please contact Dr. Ashkin, Dr. Masiky, Dr. Poshni, and Dr. Footer at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD. Call (301) 569-6301 to schedule your appointment for a consultation with your doctor today!