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I Had a Myomectomy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    My Myomectomy - Not As Scary As Reading Blogs Made Me Think It Was Going To Be

    I read many of these blog and frankly they freaked me out, I feel for those women who had difficult recoveries! I wanted to share my story as it would have calmed me down to read it before going into my surgery. My recovery was quick and I had minimal pain. I had a robotic...
    bec6 bec6 26-30 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I am 31 years old. I am 11 weeks post op

    and feeling great. I had an abdominal myomectomy done by a fantastic doctor. My problems started a long time ago. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had a laparoscopy done when I was 21 years old, then another surgery when I was 23. I moved to China to further my teaching...
    candylove82 candylove82 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    My Myo Story

    Hi there, i am one week after my surgery and would like to give some advice. First please consider finding a reproductive endocrinologist to perform the procedure if you are considering conceiving. They take special care to keep your reproductive system working. It is difficult...
    tsizzle36 tsizzle36 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    Dreading My 2nd Abdominal Myomectomy

    I had my first Myomectomy at 19 now I'm 26..My surgery is scheduled for the second week of June....I'm excited because my bladder will have some relief and lighter periods but just the pain afterwards I don't look forward to the pain...
    Jamelia1202 Jamelia1202 26-30 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    I had an abdominal myomectomy on June 25,

    2014. What an experience. So far my recovery has been easy. But I think I have been moving around far too much. Because the staples that are in my pelvic region appear to have come apart and the incision opened up. I have a dr. appointment in the a.m. to have staples removed...
    moniqueshea moniqueshea 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    After My Mymectomy

    Hey! everyone my name is Jessica Thompson, and i justed got through having a mymectomy last August and worring how long it will be when i get my cycle back. Its been 4 months now that i havent had a cycle so please if anyone could give me some advise on what to do .
    jessicasassy jessicasassy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2008

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    Scary, But Glad I Did It.

    I had a myomectomy just before Thanksgiving. I thank heaven for this website and for the stories people have left here. It's so comforting to know that there are people out there who've gone through what I'm going through. I had no idea that I had fibroids until late September...
    818diva 818diva 31-35 1 Response Dec 15, 2008

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    Had an abdominal myomectomy Friday,

    August 29. Was in the hospital for 3 days, off of heavy meds and onto Ibuprofen after 3 days as well. Everyone heals differently. I was worried because I read so many stories from women online who couldn't even get out of bed without help and took 6 weeks off work! I don't have...
    AmyPandas AmyPandas 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Robotic Myomectomy

    I was 33 when the doc diagnosed me with a fibriod. She assured me not to mess with it if I wanted to have another child, which I did want another child. She said to get pregnant quick because of the increased estrogen levels will cause the fibriod to grow faster. The thought of...
    sunnytinks sunnytinks 36-40 Dec 4, 2011

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    I Survived A Myomectomy

    Hi Ladies! I am a 44 year old, recently engaged, PreKindergarten Teacher and mother of 3 young adult boys and one adopted little girl.  I decided to have a myomectomy on February 5th, 2010. Well,  I never actually WANTED the surgery, but ever since the age of...
    Symphonyind Symphonyind 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    Nervous...

    2nd Myomectomy On Wednesday....
    Jamelia1202 Jamelia1202 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    I had an open abdominal myomectomy three weeks

    ago. The fibroid that was removed was six inches by three inches by three inches. The immediate recovery in the hospital sucked but once I got home things got a lot better. I still get tired easily and am only just starting to be able to stand up straight, but all the pain can...
    rjc2130 rjc2130 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Positive Outcome

    I went to my regular OBGYN that suggested I go to a specialist if I would like to have kids. She said if I were in your shoes I would want a specialist and here is the # of who i recommend. He was awesome so many great reviews I couldn't have piece in my heart without at least a...
    caritaburton caritaburton 31-35 Apr 21, 2012

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    More Than I Expected, But Still Okay

    I had a myomectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago.  I had been putting it off for about 5 years.  I guess I just wasn't ready.  I kept hoping I could make them go away by eating differently or meditating.  I was in some huge denial. I was living okay with the periods but the...
    vatitan vatitan 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2009

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    The Day After...

    Yesterday afternoon I finally had my laparoscopic myomectomy. I have put this off for months, afraid of surgery, and having to take so much time off. In spite of my fears, I have to say that it's been a positive experience so far. My doctor was great, and kept my concerns in mind...
    missphi missphi 36-40 1 Response Apr 18, 2013

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    My Myomectomy Story...

    So I just had an abdominal myomectomy 2 days ago and its not as bad as I thought it would be. I only remember talking to my husband and crying while the nurse pushed my bed to the O.R and the next thing was hearing a surgeon ask "Are you awake ma'am?" I was really nervous...
    lopezino lopezino 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Myomectomy

    Hi ladies, well i had a myomectomy on Jan 30, 2010. I went into the operating room at 8:45am  and woke up in recovery at 2:30pm. I was very scared, wondering why it took so long. I found out i was in surgery 5 hours because my doctor had a very difficult time removing...
    Beauty281 Beauty281 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    I Hate Signing Away My Ovaries...

    So, three years after finding out I had a fibroid that had to be removed via surgery, (which was done in December 2008,) I find out I had cysts on my ovaries that had to be removed because they weren't dissolving on their own. The notion of getting cut doesn't faze me anymore...
    searchingspirit searchingspirit 36-40, F Feb 14, 2012

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    I have an open abdominal myomectomy scheduled

    for June. I have severe medical trauma, and I am TERRIFIED about how much my body is going to be exposed during this procedure. I plan to ask my surgeon these questions too, but I'm trying to get a better feel for the procedure in the meantime. How many people are typically...
    Sayhealth Sayhealth 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I am 10 weeks post laparscopic robotic

    myomectomy, everything is going great except the fact that my stomach hasn't gone down at all. It appears to be a little bigger than before the procedure. I wanted to know if anyone has any advice on how to get my stomach to go down? I have just started back working out a couple...
    JazzyJai JazzyJai 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I Survived A Myomectomy

    Hello Ladies! This is my 2nd post, and I am officially at the end of my 2nd week after having had a Myomectomy on Feb. 5th, 2010. My mother left on the plane for home yesterday, and as I lay there in bed this morning, I wondered how I was ever going to get along in my...
    Symphonyind Symphonyind 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    Success! Had Baby Less Than A Year After Myomectomy!

    Hello.  This is my first post on the internet about my story.  I had large fibroids, three of them.  I was aware of them with my first pregnancy, which resulted in a miscarriage.  Two different doctors told me the fibroids probably had nothing to do with miscarriage, while a...
    hummulina hummulina 31-35 2 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Still Tired From Myomectomy

    I had a myomectomy on October 31. It was supposed to be 3 hrs but when they began the procedure they found more than they bargained for. It ended up taking 5 hours and they removed 23 fibroids!!! The nurse said it was a wonder I could even walk. Well I couldn't the 1st & last...
    1Foxy1 1Foxy1 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    It Was Not Bad As I Imagined, Not Even Comparable

    I had an extra large fibroid in sizes 19x12x8 cm... huge.. I have made research for 9 months. I was so so so much scared of the surgery. I saw 3 doctors, the first two was going to make it with a vertical incision (you know this way is easier for doctors, but more painful for us...
    loona1 loona1 26-30 4 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    Five Months Later, Still Having Problems

    Hello,Haven't been here in awhile.  I had an abdominal myomectomy 5 months ago and had some complications with my incision and bleeding.  I'm doing very well but am still experiencing very heavy and very long periods.  I have spoken with my gynecologist and have also had a...
    cm0024 cm0024 31-35 3 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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    Waiting For My Mycomectomy

    I'm 35 years old, single and I've been waiting for over 2 years for my myomectomy surgery on the NHS. When I was initially diagnosed I was told I would need a hysterectomy. Following another private referral, I was given a more conservative advice that I would need a Myomectomy...
    denimie123 denimie123 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    I just had my surgery two days ago.

    I'm still in the hospital and should be going home soon. I'm still in some pain but I can walk around on my own. My fibroid was huge, it was 12-15cm. I'm just glad it's out I feel so much better already. Im not going to lie, it was very painful for me at first, but the pain has...
    msjackson10 msjackson10 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am having a myomectomy done on Thursday

    morning. I have an 8am appointment tomorrow for pre-op. I am extremely nervous about this procedure. I have a fear of the anesthesia, because my older sister reminded me that my first cousin died in the 80's due to anesthesia (she was having surgery for something related to...
    JazzyJai JazzyJai 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    My Myomectomy Story

    Hi I had my myomectomy about 3 weeks ago. I have read everything on the internet I think about the procedure. Lol.. Any way. I wanted to offer support to anyone out there who is having or has had this operation. I had a laparoscopic robot assisted myomectomy. Surgery and...
    baloo1979 baloo1979 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    "You Need Surgery..."

    Last year, I started experiencing unbearable pain on my right side.  It was so disturbing, I couldn't walk without being hunched over.  Never being one for the emergency room, I waited to see my doctor about the pain.  A handful of visits...
    searchingspirit searchingspirit 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    Just Had A Myomectomy...

    Hello, I am a 40 year old woman who just had this surgery in hopes of having my first child soon. The surgery took place 11/28/12. The surgery went well and I am now at home. My doctor removed 14 fibroids 2 the size of a large grapefruits. The worst part for me...
    Toiangeliq Toiangeliq 36-40 Dec 13, 2012

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    All My Worry For Nothing.

    I am 41 years old, single and have no children. About 6 months ago I was laying on my stomach on the floor and felt something. It felt like I was laying on a tennis ball. It scared me, so I got in as soon as I could to a Dr. She sent me to an OBGYN and confirmed that I had a...
    zinndi zinndi 41-45 3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    My Journey Afer Myomectomy

    Hello, new here. I had a myomectomy 3 weeks ago. The doctor remved one 9.6cm fibroid and one smaller one but, unfortunately could not remove a third fibroid because it would have resulted in removal of the uterus. My hospital stay was 2 days. I am thankful I did not have any...
    journeythru journeythru 36-40 2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    I Will Need Surgery; Please Advise

    Hi. I'm seeking truthful support & advice... I just learned today that I will need a myomectomy or laparoscopic/robotic version of a myomectomy, & I am scared! I am an otherwise very healthy person (except for, perhaps, anxiety) & am terrified of surgery because needles, knives...
    Rubberbandgrl Rubberbandgrl 36-40, F 7 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Don't Be Discouraged

    I am 34 and this is my second myomectomy in 3 years. I have never been pregnant and I just recently decided that I want to be. My husband has always wanted them so my stance was "if it happens, it happens". I have always had heavy periods but when I started bleeding months at a...
    Hedidthat Hedidthat 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2013

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    Myomectomy

    I am having my myomectomy on Tuesday and I am scared. I had a procedure last year that was suppose to try and shrink them however they only got worse. I am newly married and want to have children and I want to know how long it will take before I can try to have children. Also...
    aturner77 aturner77 26-30 1 Response Jul 15, 2012

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    I Had a Myomectomy. . .

    I had a myomectomy a year and a half ago.  My life has changed drastically since, mostly for the better!  Before the myomectomy, I had been having problems with menstruation for 12 years!  I had heavy periods, extreme pain, and a hard time keeping my blood...
    stevensone stevensone 31-35 Oct 2, 2008

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    Open Myomectomy

    So my story goes like this.. I hadn't had a pelvic exam since college (1999!) and started to feel something hard in the middle of my lower stomach. I went in for a pelvic, and the nurse said that my uterus was the size of a 4 month pregnancy and scheduled me for an ultrasound...
    ameliabee ameliabee 36-40, F Mar 20, 2013

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    Before And After Photos

     http://i.imgur.com/v8WME.jpg?1  I'm 32 years old, never been pregnant. I had a non laproscopic myomectomy 2 months ago. The incision was glued closed - no stitches or staples! I spent one night in the hospital and was released less than 24 hours after my surgery. The recovery...
    Olwynn Olwynn 31-35 Dec 21, 2012

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    Laparotomy Myomectomy- Helpful Notes!

    Hello all! Thank you all for sharing your experiences! I thought I'd share my experience as well. I am in my 3rd week of recovery from a Laparotomy Myomectomy. Pardon the length of this, I want to share as much as I can! I'll start off by saying, if you are uncomfortable with...
    Ladybug133 Ladybug133 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    My Myomectomy Ends Up In Tragedy

    If you are about to do a Myomectomy, please read my story. I wish to share with you my horrible experience. I was over 3 months pregnant when I miscarried and they told me it was because of a uterine fibroid I had growing by the day. After the D&C I was told that it might...
    Ladyn123 Ladyn123 41-45 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    Myomectomy

    Hi All, I am glad could find this opportunity to share and learn some more about myomectomy. I am 35 years old single girl hopping still to find a husband and build a family with.... Than I've discovered I had many fibroids outside my uterus wall. After a long year with tons of...
    Malu2012 Malu2012 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    Scheduled For A Myomectomy And Dream Of Being A Mommy!

    This is the first time that I have shared my story and really hope that I can connect with some women with similar experiences.  I am a 25 year old woman who has lived to be a mom.  I found out that I was pregnant April 7, 2011.  My husband and I were so thrilled!  Things...
    cdance86 cdance86 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Hello everyone, I have a quick Question

    for you all. I had a myomectomy 9 months ago. I just got over my period 9 days ago and now it seems like I have my full fledge period again. It has 4 days since my period began again and it is still going. I have a doctor appointment on Friday so I will talk to my doctor then...
    JazzyJai JazzyJai 36-40, F Aug 4

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    Three Days Post-Op Abdominal Myomectomy

    I wanted to share my personal experience with recovery from an abdominal myomectomy. Last year, I had experienced intense bouts of pain from what I later found out was a degenerating 13 cm intramural fibroid. My doctor, at the time suggested that I take a "wait and see" approach...
    gromitfan gromitfan 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    My Myomectomy Experience

    A Myomectomy is a procedure done on a woman's uterus to remove fibroids or benign, non-cancerous tumors, which may be causing her to have any number of problems, like excessive cramping during menstruation, or excessive bleeding during menstruation, without entirely removing her...
    avataress avataress F 40 Responses Apr 18, 2006

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    I guess I never let this out and it's about time I do. It took me so long to get over it so I hope my experience can also give people a little hope if they find themselves in a...
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    Hi Everyone, I hope everyone in previous messages are feeling a little better...I feel for everyone of you xx I had an abortion a week ago ;( I am not coping very well with it...
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    35 years ago I worked temporarily in Ipswich, Australia, not far from the air force base at Amberley. I had a great aunt in Ipswich and I visited her a few times. One evening she...
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