Diabetes and Myomectomy

People who have diabetes are more likely to develop infections or have a longer recovery after a myomectomy. Symptoms that indicate abnormal blood sugar levels, such as weakness, vision problems, and shortness of breath, could signal possible complications. Before the procedure, you should discuss potential complications of diabetes and myomectomy with your doctor. You may need to check your blood sugar more frequently after the surgery.

Diabetes and Myomectomy: Associated Complications

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing complications related to myomectomy surgery. Although problems don't happen very often, it is more likely for people with diabetes to have infections or to take longer to recover. Therefore, it is important that you go to all of your follow-up appointments after a myomectomy. You should also call your healthcare providers if you have any symptoms of high or low blood sugar or symptoms indicating possible complications.
Infections can be a serious problem, especially for people with diabetes. If your doctor thinks that you might have an infection, you may need medicine and treatment immediately. Talk to your healthcare team if something does not feel right, because you may be at risk for possible myomectomy complications.

Diabetes and Myomectomy Surgery: Leaving the Hospital

As a diabetic, you probably know a lot about the signs and symptoms that go along with abnormal blood sugar levels, which include:
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty with your vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Feeling slow or tired
  • Not getting better from a cold or flu
  • Having infections that don't go away or don't get better
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Needing to go to the bathroom a lot
  • Feeling hungry all of the time.
After your myomectomy, these symptoms may indicate a problem. For example, an infection at the procedure site can make blood sugar control difficult and may require IV antibiotics to treat the infection. To help identify what is causing the symptoms, you may be asked to have more frequent blood sugar checks. It is important to report any changes to your doctor as soon as possible so that the appropriate treatment can be started, if necessary.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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