You may have questions about the MyoSure procedure. If that’s the case, read on for answers to some commonly asked questions.
Uterine fibroids are almost always benign (non-cancerous) growths made of the same smooth muscular tissue of the uterus (the myometrium). When those muscle cells grow abnormally, they can form into a firm rubbery mass that sticks out from the surrounding tissue.
Uterine polyps are bulges of tissue that grow on the uterine lining (endometrium). Polyps form when the same kind of cells as the lining itself start to grow abnormally.
The procedure is a hysteroscopic myomectomy or polpectomy - where fibroids and polyps are removed. Typically the procedure is done on an outpatient basis, so you can go home the same day. 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 and quick.
Women with heavy or long-lasting periods caused by fibroids or 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.