Preparing for a Myomectomy

Preparing for a myomectomy involves making a list of all of the medications that you are currently taking. This includes prescribed and over-the-counter medications and dietary supplements, like vitamins or herbal remedies. Other things to do while preparing for a myomectomy include arranging for a ride home after the surgery and not eating or drinking anything for eight hours before the procedure.

Preparing for a Myomectomy: An Overview

A myomectomy is usually performed on an inpatient basis, which means that you will stay in the hospital after the procedure. In some cases, you may also need to stay overnight before the procedure. Preparing for a myomectomy will involve following specific instructions as to where and when to arrive at the medical facility and knowing what to expect the day of and the days following your procedure.
Women should be sure to make a list of the medications that they are taking at the time of the procedure, including:
  • Prescriptions from their doctor
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Dietary supplements, such as vitamins or herbal remedies.
It is also important that you tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies. This is important for every visit with your doctor and any time you need to go to the hospital.
You will also be asked not to eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before the myomectomy. Also, you should be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home on the day you leave the hospital, because you will not be able to drive for a while after this fibroid surgery.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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