Myomectomy Risks

Before undergoing your myomectomy, it's important to know what to expect. This procedure has been performed successfully and safely for many years, and most women experience improvement in their fibroid symptoms following it; however, myomectomy is not without risks.
Some of the most common minor complications include:
  • Minor infections, including a urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Minor bleeding
  • Bruising or a collection of blood at the incision site.
In rare cases, major complications may also occur. These include:
  • Serious infection
  • Organ damage, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and/or ureters
  • Damage to the intestines, including a perforation (or hole) in its lining or a burn injury
  • Blood vessel injury.
(To learn more about the risks of this procedure, click Myomectomy Complications.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD