The MyoSure procedure leaves your uterus intact, so it is an ideal treatment option if you are looking to reduce heavy periods caused by polyps or fibroids but want to preserve your chances for having children in the future.
The MyoSure tissue removal procedure should not be used if you are pregnant, have a pelvic infection or cervical malignancies or have had previously diagnosed uterine cancer. If you have fibroids inside your uterine wall, they cannot be removed by the MyoSure procedure.
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.
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.
Every woman is different. Plan to give your body time 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.
MyoSure tissue removal system is intended to remove unwanted tissue from the uterus. During a MyoSure procedure, a trained gynecologist inserts the MyoSure device through your vagina and then removes the unwanted tissue from inside the uterus. Use of the MyoSure system is not appropriate for patients who are or may be pregnant, or have signs or symptoms of a pelvic infection, cervical cancer, or previously diagnosed uterine cancer. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks including but not limited to internal injury, excessive bleeding, and complications related to anesthesia. Temporary side effects may include cramping, bleeding, fever, and nausea. This information is not medical advice. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to find out if the MyoSure procedure may be right for you.
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