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Myomectomy decreases pelvic pain and bleeding from fibroids.
Myomectomy is the only fibroid treatment that may improve your chances of having a baby. It is known to help with a certain kind of fibroid called a submucosal fibroid. But it does not seem to improve pregnancy chances with any other kind of fibroid.Reference 2
After myomectomy, a Reference cesarean section Opens New Window may be needed for delivery. This depends in part on where and how big the myomectomy incision is.
Recurrence. Fibroids return after surgery in 10% to 50% of women, depending on the original fibroid problem. Fibroids that were larger and more numerous are most likely to recur.Reference 3 Talk to your doctor about whether your type of fibroid is likely to grow back.
|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