After a Myomectomy

Following a myomectomy, abdominal pain is common. Pain medicine can be given if you feel any discomfort. If you received spinal anesthesia during your myomectomy, your legs may still feel numb afterwards, and you may not be able to move them for several hours. In some cases, people may shiver or experience nausea after their surgery; this can be related to anesthesia.

What to Expect After a Myomectomy

After the myomectomy, you will be moved to a recovery room, where you will be monitored closely as you recover from the myomectomy anesthesia. You will be kept there until your healthcare providers feel that you are recovering well, usually within one to two hours.
You will probably still have a catheter in your bladder, and you may have stockings on your legs to help with your circulation. However, the bladder catheter is usually taken out the first day after surgery.
If spinal anesthesia was used, your legs may still feel numb and you may not be able to move them for several hours. The feeling in your abdomen and legs will slowly return.
Some patients may shiver or experience nausea after the procedure. Both of these symptoms can be related to anesthesia. Your healthcare providers can give you medication to help with these symptoms. Warm blankets are also available to comfort you.
Following the myomectomy, it is common to feel some pain in your abdomen. Pain medicine can be given if you feel any discomfort.
Remember that your healthcare providers want you to recover without any problems, so be sure to report anything that feels abnormal or "not right."
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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