Myomectomy Complications

Minor myomectomy complications include bruising, minor bleeding, burns on the skin, and abnormal or painful scar formation. If one of these complications occurs, your doctor can often easily take care of it. Major complications include blood clots, serious infection, and organ damage. Depending on the individual situation, major myomectomy complications may lead to a longer hospital stay, a blood transfusion, or a repeat surgery.

An Introduction to Myomectomy Complications

No surgery is completely free of risks. However, myomectomy surgery has been done for many years with good results and few complications or problems.
This article discusses some of the possible minor and major myomectomy complications. This article does not cover the risks of myomectomy anesthesia. Your anesthesia care team can talk with you about these specific complications.

Minor Myomectomy Complications

Minor complications can include:
  • Minor infections, including a urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Minor bleeding
  • Bruising or a collection of blood at the incision site
  • Burns on the skin
  • Abnormal or painful scar formation
  • Allergic skin reaction to tape, dressings, or latex
  • Delayed return of bowel and/or bladder function.
In most cases, if one of these minor problems does occur, they are temporary, and your healthcare provider can take care of them easily.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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