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Results of a Myomectomy

The specific results of a myomectomy vary for each woman, but generally, only 15 out of 100 patients experience a return of their symptoms in the long term. Most women who undergo this procedure notice an improvement in their symptoms and their fertility. About 20 to 40 out of 100 of these patients ultimately require a second treatment due to poor results of a myomectomy.

What Are the Expected Results of a Myomectomy?

Following a myomectomy, most patients feel that their fibroid symptoms improve. However, pelvic pain and discomfort can be symptoms of other gynecologic problems besides uterine fibroids. As a result, the pain relief may be limited, or the pain may return at a future date.
Having a myomectomy may improve your fertility. Factors that can play a role in your ability to conceive after the procedure include:
  • Age
  • The desire to conceive
  • The size of myomas
  • The number of myomas.
If you do conceive, your baby will most likely need to be delivered by C-section (cesarean section).
Regarding longer-term results of a myomectomy, only 15 out of 100 patients experience a return of their symptoms after the procedure, and 20 to 40 out of 100 of these patients ultimately require a second treatment.
Your specific results of a myomectomy are impossible to predict. However, you should discuss questions regarding your situation with your doctor. It is important that your expectations match his or hers.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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