Risks may include the following:
- Infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, or ovaries (pelvic infection) may occur.
- Removal of fibroids in the uterine muscle (Reference intramural fibroids Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window) may cause scar tissue.
- In rare cases, scarring from the uterine incision may cause infertility.
- In rare cases, injuries to the bladder or bowel, such as a Reference bowel obstruction Opens New Window, may occur.
- In rare cases, uterine scars may break open (rupture) in late pregnancy or during delivery.
- In rare cases, a hysterectomy may be required during a myomectomy. This may happen if removing the fibroid causes heavy bleeding that cannot be stopped without doing a hysterectomy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 23, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Divya Gupta, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology