Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal
Laparoscopic fibroid removal is a minimally invasive procedure to remove uterinefibroids, benign (not cancerous) growths in a woman’s uterus. The procedure can help relieve uterine fibroid symptoms such as abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, and pressure on the bladder or bowel.
This procedure is called a myomectomy. A myomectomy can be performed through an open incision, or in some cases, laparoscopically. Most experts believe that about 9-10 centimeters (about 4 inches) diameter is the largest size fibroid that should be removed laparoscopically.
- You can eat your normal diet. If your stomach is upset, try bland, low-fat foods like plain rice, broiled chicken, toast, and yogurt.
- Drink plenty of fluids (unless your doctor tells you not to).
- You may notice that your bowel movements are not regular right after your surgery. This is common.
Other times the fibroid is removed through a bigger incision in your abdomen so that it can be removed without being cut into pieces. Rarely, the fibroid may beremoved through an incision in your vagina (colpotomy).
A very large uterine fibroid can cause the uterus to expand to the size of a 6 or 7 month pregnancy. Fibroids can form as one single dominant fibroid or as a cluster of many small fibroids. A woman’s uterus is approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm) long, and pear-shaped.
Consequently there is more thickened lining to shed when during your period. … If your fibroids are big enough, you will feel a stronger sensation of pressure at thetime of your period because of blood flow to the fibroids. Fibroids put more pressure on the uterine lining, also causing more bleeding and pain.
You should expect a full recovery after surgery to take about 6 weeks. It is normal to have vaginal bleeding and discharge for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. The discharge and bleeding should gradually decrease.
If you have multiple fibroids, very large fibroids or very deep fibroids, your doctor may use an open abdominal surgical procedure to remove the fibroids. Many women who are told that hysterectomy is their only option can have an abdominal myomectomy instead. However, scarring after surgery can affect future fertility.
Removal of uterine fibroids during cesarean section: a difficult therapeutic decision. … CONCLUSION: This study shows that myomectomy during cesarean section is a feasible procedure without any serious complications. The procedure is related with increased blood loss that does not require blood transfusion.
After surgery, you should also plan to take a stool softener, such as docusate (Colace). A fiber laxative, such as psyllium (Metamucil), may also be helpful. Purchase a laxative or stool softener before your surgery so that you have it available when you return home.
A Cup of Coffee After Surgery May Get You Home Faster. It’s been documented that coffee—in moderation—can be good for your health, but what about a patient just coming out of surgery? Recent studies show that a cup of coffee right after anoperation may lead to faster recovery times and happier patients.