How Long Does it Take for Uterus to Heal after Myomectomy?

If you have been diagnosed with fibroids in the uterus, do not worry about it, as treatments like myomectomy can easily remove these non-cancerous growths. Since the entire procedure is invasive, expect some cuts and incisions and be vigilant with the aftercare. Wondering how long does it take for the uterus to heal after myomectomy? It needs at least 4 to 6 weeks after the myomectomy procedure to fully recover. Let’s get into more detail about this.

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    Healing Time of Uterus Post Myomectomy

    The time your uterus needs to recover after this procedure depends on factors like the kind of myomectomy performed.

    • Abdominal myomectomy: 4-6 weeks
    • Laparoscopic myomectomy: 2-4 weeks
    • Hysteroscopic myomectomy: 3-5 days
    1. Abdominal: This open surgery requires a longer recovery and has an increased risk than other types of myomectomy. Women with multiple small to moderate or very large fibroids growing in the uterus should choose this.
    2. Laparoscopic: Compared to abdominal, laparoscopic myomectomy is minimally invasive and uses a laparoscopy device to remove these uterine structures. It is suitable for those with smaller and fewer fibroids.
    3. Robot-assisted myomectomy: It falls under the category of laparoscopic myomectomy, which uses a robotic arm to take out fibroids from the uterine wall.
    4. Hysteroscopic myomectomy: It is minimally invasive that removes fibroids inside the uterus by a scope through the vagina and cervix. This type of myomectomy is suitable for small fibroids in the uterus and has a shorter healing time.

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    Active Steps to Take Care of Yourself after the Procedure

    Adequate Rest

    • Sleep as much as you can, and do not indulge in strenuous activities.
    • Try going on small, easy walks every day, gradually increasing the distance.
    • Avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks to let your uterus heal after the myomectomy.
    • You can shower but not too many times and for long hours. Gently pat dry the incision area. However, steer clear from bathing in the first week.
    • Ask your doctor about driving and returning to work.

    Dietary Intake

    • There are no special restrictions during the uterus healing time after myomectomy. Stick to your usual diet, but choose bland foods in case your stomach is upset.
    • Adequately hydrate your body.
    • Try fiber to avoid constipation; moreover, ask about laxatives just in case you need them.

    Medications

    • Make sure to adhere to your doctor’s instructions on resuming your regular medications and taking any new ones.
    • Do remain cautious about restarting blood thinners.
    • Take pain meds as prescribed or OTC options if you are not prescribed anything else.
    • Steer clear of taking multiple medicines together without consulting your doctor.
    • Finish the course of your prescribed antibiotics, even if you feel better.

    Incision Care

    • Most importantly, leave the tape on the incision site for at least a week or until it falls off naturally.
    • Wash that area daily with warm, soapy water and pat it dry.
    • Keep it clean and dry, and cover it with gauze if needed.
    • Change the bandage daily.

    Other Precautions

    • Do keep your obstetrician on board when thinking of getting pregnant or birth control options.
    • Light vaginal bleeding is normal; use pads if necessary.
    • Choose loose, comfortable clothes for a few weeks.
    • Attend all follow-up appointments and call your doctor if you have any problems.

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    Closing Note

    You can get in touch with our expert, Dr. Munira Dudhbhai, MD, FACOG, certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Lewisville Women’s Care in case of queries or confusion of any sort. We always prioritize open communication, so consider us just a call away to help you with your treatment. Call us at (972) 956-8008 to schedule an appointment today.

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