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Are there risks to having multiple myomectomies?

By November 4, 2012 - 7:24pm
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Hi, I am a 29 year old, black female. I have had 6 surgeries due to complications from fibroids. My first surgery in 2008 was an excision of a prolapsed fibroid, followed by a hysteroscopy months later. I did well and no surgeries for 2 years. In 2011, it was discovered my tumors were back and I had one hysteroscopy that had to be stopped due to problems with fluid deficit. Months later my doctor performed the surgery (hysteroscopy) again. I was still having painful, heavy periods and was referred to an infertility specialist. I had a laparoscopic myomectomy in June 2012. It was discovered I had scar tissue and recently underwent lysis of scar tissue. During the surgery my doctor discovered I have other tumors, about 10 small, 2 cm tumors that were hiding behind the scar tissue. I really want to have a baby and not undergo a hysterectomy. What are my chances of having a successful pregnancy with this many surgeries? Is hysterectomy the better option for me at this point?

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Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for posting your question and I'm sorry you've had to undergo so many surgeries. The best and only qualified person to answer your questions is your surgeon. He is the only one who knows how you have healed, what your chances are of conceiving at this point, and what the risks and benefits for and against a hysterectomy are for you. 

Here is some more information on Hysterectomies: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/hysterectomy-0

Best of luck,


November 5, 2012 - 7:52am
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thanks for responding, I am a nurse as well. I guess I was just looking for someone on here who has had this many surgeries and had a happy ending. I have a follow-up appointment with my surgeon in two weeks. I am seeing an infertility specialist at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, so I know I am seeing the best in the area. I will post again once I have my follow-up.

November 5, 2012 - 12:35pm
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