Fibroid Tumor Removal - Laparoscopic Complications
Fibroid Tumor Removal - Laparoscopic Risk Factors
Alternate Names for Fibroid Tumor Removal - Laparoscopic:
Myomectomy - laparoscopic
Uterine fibroid removal - laparoscopic
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a myomectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Surgical wound infection
- Recurrence of fibroids
- Damage to other organs
- Wall of the uterus may be weakened if a large fibroid is removed
- Reactions to anesthesia
- Need for special precautions in pregnancy (eg, need to deliver by cesarean section )
- Pelvic adhesions that can cause pain and/or bowel blockage
- Problems found during surgery that make removal of the uterus necessary
- Severe scarring, resulting in infertility
Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
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What to Expect
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