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Myomectomy

Side Effects of Myomectomy

While myomectomy has a low rate of complications, there is the potential for side effects. These can include:

  • Infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries
  • Scar tissue from the removal of fibroids in uterine muscle
  • Childbirth complications, as in rare cases uterine scars may rupture late in pregnancy or in delivery
  • Injuries to the bladder or bowel, such as a bowel obstruction
  • Excessive bleeding after removing a fibroid, which may require the doctors to perform a hysterectomy
  • If the doctor cannot restore the structure of the uterus after removing fibroids, this may also require a hysterectomy during a myomectomy

After a myomectomy, the development of new fibroids is still possible; the doctor may miss tiny tumors called seedlings, and new tumors can also form.  

Locations for Myomectomy