What happens with the menstrual period after a myomectomy?


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A myomectomy usually helps to alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding by removing the fibroid tumor causing it. In about 20 percent of cases, this surgical procedure is not successful in alleviating heavy menstrual bleeding, according to the State Government of Victoria.

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Myomectomy is a routine surgical procedure to remove fibroid tumors, which may grow on the uterus. This procedure involves a lower abdominal incision, separating the muscles and then isolating and removing the tumor. Most women recover in the hospital for up to 3 days and then they return home to finish their recovery, which takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Some women might be eligible to have a laparoscopic myomectomy, which involves a smaller incision than a traditional abdominal myomectomy. Recovery for this procedure is faster than that of a traditional myomectomy.

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