I Had a Myomectomy

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    I had a Myomectomy 9days

    and I still experiencing pain and soreness. I am very active but notice I get very tired easy. Once I sit down I will not move for hours. How long before I am not so tired ?
    francesr francesr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    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


    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

    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
    Dec 13, 2012


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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2011

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

    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
    1 Response Apr 16, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    Oct 2, 2008

    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
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2012

    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

    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
    Dec 21, 2012

    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
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    "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

    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

    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
    41-45, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    So I was diagnosed with a Subserosal Fibroid 4.

    6cm big! And I was told I need a myoectomy on Feb 16th or not will get me in sooner. I noticed he didn't try to get another ultrasound maybe a MRI to closely see how many we are dealing with! I'm very scared of what the results would be rather then surgery as of now, I guess it...
    SubserosalFibroid SubserosalFibroid
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2016

    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
    1 Response Dec 15, 2008

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

    I had a myomectomy in April.

    I prefer wearing very tight pants is this bad for you?doctor told me to wear baggy clothes.
    dudezelle dudezelle
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    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
    43 Responses Apr 18, 2006


    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

    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
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    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, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Oct 1, 2010

    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
    11 Responses Apr 27, 2011

    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
    Dec 4, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    Ok so I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid

    Subserosal on the outer part of my uterus 4.6cm. I have surgery in Feb 16th and very scared don't really know what to expect? Any women out there that have gotten pregnant without trouble after surgery? I've ready that it will be hard to conceive ? My doctor told me no but I've...
    SubserosalFibroid SubserosalFibroid
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    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, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    Hi all! I just had an abdominal myomectomy on

    September 3rd, 2015 (2 days ago). I came home today and I'm still feeling discomfort but I'm not taking my pain relievers on a regular basis. My doctor met with my boyfriend and I right before the surgery and told me I would have to get a vertical cut which is worse than a...
    monisofine monisofine
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    I had myomectomy six weeks ago

    and I feel really dizzy.Is anyone going through the same.Please help.
    dudezelle dudezelle
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    It's been almost one week

    since my myomectomy. I'm super relieved that it went well and I could keep my uterus in tact for future babies. The pain has started to subside although I keep up my pain meds regularly What bothers me now is waiting for 11 weeks until we can try again for a baby. And the fact...
    may2115 may2115
    31-35, F
    May 28, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014
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