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Frequently asked questions about Myomectomy in South Africa

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1. What is the cost of tests for myomectomy?

If you have uterine fibroid symptoms, your doctor will do some tests, such as an ultrasound, complete blood count (CBC), and MRI. All these test costs are covered in the package.

2. Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

The medicines cost are included in the package when the patient is at the hospital. Once the patient leaves, the medicines bought from outside the hospital charge extra. 

3. How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the treatment?

Different types of myomectomy procedures involve different hospital stay duration. In an abdominal myomectomy, you must stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days. While in laparoscopic and robotic myomectomy, you can stay overnight in the hospital. Hysteroscopic myomectomy is usually done with no overnight hospital stay. You should have a post-operative appointment scheduled with your doctor 4-6 weeks after the surgery. You can consult your doctor 6 months after the myomectomy to plan your pregnancy.

4. Is there any post-treatment expense after the surgery?

Your doctor will prescribe oral pain medications after the surgery. You can also expect some vaginal spotting for a few days up to six weeks depending on the type of procedure you had. You can resume your daily routine after six weeks. Any fibroids not detected during the surgery can grow and cause symptoms. New fibroids can also develop in those women who have multiple fibroids. If you have new or recurring fibroids, you have to go for non-surgical treatments, which have additional charges. 

5. Does insurance cover the treatment?

Many insurance companies cover the cost of a myomectomy. You can submit your test reports to the insurance providers for approval. It is vital to keep in mind that every insurance company has a different amount of coverage for the treatment. Therefore, it might be possible that the treatment cost is partly covered, and you have to pay the rest of the expenses on your own.  

6. Is there an alternative to myomectomy?

You can go for Lap-RFA, a less invasive alternative to myomectomy. You can return to your regular activities 5-7 days after the procedure.

Pre Procedure

1. Is it a major surgery?

Abdominal open myomectomy is a major surgical procedure. It involves making an incision through the skin on the lower abdomen known as a "bikini cut," and removing the fibroids from the wall of the uterus. However, if the fibroids are smaller then the same procedure can be done laparascopically, which then makes it a lower risk surgery.

2. What factors will decide if I will be undergoing laparoscopic or open procedure?

Depends on Obesity, Number and size of fibroids and previous surgical history of the individual.

3. Once I remove the fibroids (Myomectomy), will I be able to conceive?

That’s right, the purpose of Myomectomy surgery is to remove the fibroids that are inhibiting the process of conception.

4. I have heavy bleeding and pain because of fibroids. Will It go away?

That’s right, heavy bleeding and pain because of fibroids will subside and go away.

5. What is Myomectomy?

Myomectomy is the surgery which removes the fibroids from the uterus.  This is the best option for women who have fibroids and want to have children in their future.

6. What are the symptoms for the presence of fibroids?

Some symptoms which indicate the presence of fibroid are:

  1. pelvic pain
  2. irregular bleeding\
  3. frequent urination
  4. heavy periods

7. Who can go for myomectomy?

This is a good option for women who have fibroids present in their uterus ans they want to get pregnant in future. Myomectomy removes the fibroids from the uterus without damaging the uterus.

8. How do you prepare for myomectomy?

You will be prescribed with some medicines before the surgery to reduce the size of your   fibroids and makes their removal easier. Gonadotropin releasing hormone will be given to you   to put you in a temporary state of menopause. You have to stop taking alcohol and smoking. The ,midnight before the surgery you have to stop eating or drinking anything.


9. What tests you need to do before going for myomectomy?

Your doctor will prescribe you some blood test, MRI scan and pelvic ultrasound before you go for myomectomy.

10. How effective is myomectomy?

Many women get relief from the symptoms of pelvic pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. In some cases fibroids can come back especially in women of younger age.

11. What do you need to know about a myomectomy?

Myomectomy is the surgical procedure for removing the benign growth of benign muscle which is also known as fibroids.

12. How is a myomectomy an alternative to a hysterectomy?

In myomectomy fibroids are being removed by keeping the uterus intact, this is an alternative to hysterectomy in which removal of uterus is needed.

13. What kind of myomectomy can I get for fibroids?

There are different ways of performing myomectomy depending in the size, number and location of the fibroids. There are different surgical and non surgical procedure involved in myomectomy.

14. What are the symptoms of myomectomy?

Many women do not experience any symptoms of fibroids, no symptoms are seen. Doctor advise you to undergo myomectomy if ultrasound shows presence of fibroids in uterus and the symptoms interfere in day to day life.

15. When women should go for myomectomy?

Women should go for myomectomy for restoring the uterus, if you are planning a pregnancy.

During Procedure

1. How many days will I have to stay in the hospital for my surgery?

Hospital stay is for 2 days.

2. How many hours is myomectomy surgery?

It is a 2 hour procedure.

3. What are the procedures by which myomectomy is done?

Myomectomy is done by three procedures :

  • Abdominal myomectomy
  • Laproscopic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy

4. What happens during the procedure of abdominal myomectomy?

In abdominal myomectomy a horizontal 3-4 inch long incision is being made just above your pubic bone or a vertical incision is made just below your belly button to just above your pubic bone. After making the incision, the fibroids are removed from the wall of the uterus and then sutures are being placed.

5. What happens during laproscopic myomectomy?

In laproscopic myomectomy, you will be given general anaesthesia and four small incision of half inch will be made in your lower part of abdomen and your stomach will be filled with CO2 gas to check inside your abdomen. Then a laproscope will b e placed through the incision which has camera at one end and a small incision will be placed at other end, the fibroids are cut by the instruments and then the instrument is removed and the gas is released and the incision is closed.

6. What happens during Hysteroscopic myopmectomy?

In this procedure a thin lighted scope will be placed  through your vagina or cervix into your uterus. Then a special liquid will be placed into your uterus for widening it, a wire loop is being used to shave out the pieces of fibroids.

7. Which anaesthesia is given for myomectomy surgery?

The surgery is being done under general anaesthesia.

8. How myomectomy is being done?

Abdominal myomectomy is done if large uterine fibroids are present. Laproscopic myomectomy is done if the fibroids are smaller in size and less in number and hysteroscopic myomectomy is done if the fibroids inside the uterus are smaller and it involves removal through the vagina.

9. What happens during abdominal myomectomy surgery?

This procedure is done under general anaesthesia, first an  horizontal incision is being made in the lower part of abdomen just above your pubic bone.  Then a vertical incision is made just below your belly button just above your pubic bone, this incision is less commonly used but it can be used if the fibroids are larger. Once the incision are made fibroids are removed from the wall of the uterus and the uterine muscles are being stitched.

Post Procedure

1. How long does the uterus take to heal after myomectomy?

1 week for stitch removal and 6 weeks for full recovery.

2. When should i expect my first period after myomectomy?

You may have a brown or reddish brown vaginal discharge or spotting for a few weeks or until your first period. This is normal. Expect your first two periods to start early or late.

3. How long will my stomach be swollen after myomectomy?

The swelling will take several weeks to go down, may take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover. It is important to avoid lifting while you are recovering so that you can heal.

4. How soon can I start working and resume my work?

Most patients join their work after 7 day.

5. How soon can I start my sexual life?

6 weeks from surgery

6. What are the chances that my fibroids will recur?

It depends on the age of the patient. If patient is already in menopause, then chances of recurrence are very minimal. For females who are still getting regular cycles, doctor can give an injection (during procedure or after 7 days of procedure) to avoid recurrence for another 5 years. This way, patient can fulfil the desire of motherhood, if that’s the primary factor.

7. How soon can I conceive after myomectomy surgery?

It is safe to plan for fertility after 4-6 months of the procedure.

8. How will myomectomy affect future pregnancy?

Women who has more than six fibroids in which there chances of pregnancy are less, in some cases this procedure can weaken your uterus also, there are chances that your uterus can tear as pregnancy starts.

9. What to expect after myomectomy?

If you have uterine fibroids which are causing the symptoms then myomectomy can be used to remove fibroids and getting relief from the symptoms.  The typ of myomectomy procedure which you undergo depends on the size and location of your fibroids.


10. What will be the scar of myomectomy?

In case of abdominal myomectomy your scar will be one inch below your pubic hairline  and it also fades with time. The scar from laproscopic myomectomy can be seen  while wearing low cut bikni or a crop top, this scar is also very smaller and will fade with time.

11. What are the complications and risks of myomectomy?

Some of the common complictaions which you can notice after myomectomy are infection, excessive bleeding, scar tissue, occurence of a new fibroid.


12. What is the recovery of myomectomy?

.  For abdominal myomectomy four to six weeks of recovery is needed and  for laproscopic myomectomy two to four weeks of recovery is needed and for hysteroscopic myomectomy two to three days is needed for recovety.

13. What precautions you need to take care after myomectomy?

Dont lift any heavy object or do heavy exercise till your incisions are completely healed. If you want to get pregnant after the procedure ask your doctor when to start planning.

14. What happens after surgery?

Initially after surgery you will be given intravenous fluid for maintaining hydration. Urinary catheter will be placed for passage of urine. You will be advised to take liquid diet after surgery. There may be some vaginal discharge after surgery.

15. What precautions you have to take after myomectomy?

You should not lift any heavy object or do any strenuous exercise till your incisions are completely healed.  You should avoid sexual activity till six weeks after the surgery.

16. What are the complications and risks?

Every surgery has some risk and complications some of the risk of the procedure includes infection, heavy bleeding, damage to nearby organs, hole in uterus, scar tissue  and new fibroid formation.

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