Are There Any Risks?

While complications of hysteroscopic myomectomy are rare, some women experience cramping, mild pain or nausea following the procedure. Other more serious risks, such as bleeding, infection and surgical complications are also possible. It’s important to discuss these issues with your doctor.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Could my symptoms be caused by fibroids or polyps?

How will I know if my fibroids or polyps require treatment?

Is a procedure necessary or can I just take medication?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of available treatment options?

What is the expected recovery time of each procedure I am considering?

How quickly can I expect symptom relief with each treatment option?

What are the risks and complications of available treatment options?



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