How safe is fibroid and polyp removal?

Unlike tissue removal through the abdomen, the MyoSure procedure requires no incisions or cuts into the skin. It avoids the risks of general anesthesia. The recovery period is quicker, and in a clinical study, the overall complication rate was less than two percent.1

Important Safety Information:

The MyoSure hysteroscopic tissue removal system is intended for hysteroscopic intrauterine procedures by trained gynecologists to resect and remove tissue including submucous myomas and endometrial polyps. It is not appropriate for patients who are or may be pregnant, or are exhibiting pelvic infection, cervical malignancies or previously diagnosed endometrial cancer.

What is the MyoSure procedure?

The procedure is a hysteroscopic myomectomy or polpectomy - where intrauterine submucosal fibroids and polyps are removed. First and foremost, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure can take about 30 minutes. After administering an anesthetic, your doctor inserts an instrument—the MyoSure hysteroscope—through your vagina, allowing him or her to see inside your uterus to locate the abnormal tissue. A tool - the MyoSure tissue removal device-is inserted through the hysteroscope, which then is used to remove the tissue causing your abnormal bleeding. It's simple, safe and quick. And once the tissue is removed, your period may go back to normal!There are none of the risks associated with hysterectomy or the potential side effects common with hormones.

Is the MyoSure procedure right for me?

Women with heavy or long-lasting periods caused by submucosal fibroids or endometrial polyps may be candidates for the MyoSure procedure. Your doctor can decide if The MyoSure procedure is right for you. If your doctor rules out more serious causes of abnormal uterine bleeding, you may be a good candidate for the MyoSure procedure.

Important Safety Information:

The MyoSure hysteroscopic tissue removal system is intended for hysteroscopic intrauterine procedures by trained gynecologists to resect and remove tissue including submucous myomas and endometrial polyps. It is not appropriate for patients who are or may be pregnant, or are exhibiting pelvic infection, cervical malignancies or previously diagnosed endometrial cancer.

What can I expect after the MyoSure fibroid and polyp removal procedure?

Immediately after the MyoSure tissue removal procedure, some women may experience some cramping, mild pain, nausea and/or vomiting. Most women can resume normal activities within a few days. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you're feeling. However, you should call your doctor right away if you develop:

  • A fever higher than 100.4°F (38°C)
  • Worsening pelvic pain that is not relieved by ibuprofen or other prescribed medicine
  • Nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizziness
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • A greenish vaginal discharge (reddish, yellowish, or brownish is normal)
When will I know what my menstrual periods will be like after the MyoSure procedure?

Every woman is different. Plan to give your body about three months to fully heal on the inside and resume its normal cycle. Then, you and your doctor should be able to tell what your cycle and your periods will be like.

References

1. Emanuel MH, Wamsteker K, Hart AA, Metz G, Lammes FB, Long-term results of hysteroscopic myomectomy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Obstet Gynecol. 1999;93:743-748 (II-2).