Myomectomy (fibroid removal)

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Myomectomy (fibroid removal)

Fibroids are benign tumors of the muscular layer of the uterus (myometrium) of unknown origin. It is known to be estrogen-dependent, so it mostly ceases to grow and decreases during menopause.

Fibroids are surgically removed when they cause symptoms such as pain, a feeling of pressure in the abdomen, pressure on the bladder, irregular and heavy bleeding, or when fibroids are considered the cause of infertility or spontaneous miscarriages. 

In women who no longer wish to have children, the most common approach is to remove the entire uterus. Fibroids can be removed laparoscopically (by inserting a camera and instruments through small incisions in the abdomen), through an open abdominal incision, or hysteroscopically (when the camera and instruments are inserted through the cervix without an abdominal incision) depending on the size and location of the fibroids. 

Hospital stay lasts for one day after laparoscopic surgery, 2-4 days after open surgery, and several hours after hysteroscopic surgery. 

Patients can quickly return to normal activities after laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.

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