Frequently asked questions about MyoSure
How safe is the MyoSure procedure?
Unlike fibroid 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
How quickly can I resume my normal activities?
Some women will experience mild cramping after the procedure. Your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever if cramping persists. You should be able to resume your normal activities within a day or two.
Not all women are candidates for MyoSure tissue removal.
Your doctor will explain the risks of all treatment options. The MyoSure® procedure is for women with heavy periods due to benign causes, who are finished childbearing. The MyoSure procedure is not for those who are or may be pregnant, or are exhibiting pelvic infection, cervical malignancies or previously diagnosed endometrial cancer. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, perforation and infection.
What is MyoSure?
The MyoSure procedure takes just 30 minutes. Submucosal fibroids and polyps are removed, providing effective relief of heavy bleeding - without any surgical incisions. This one-time treatment is ideal for any woman of any age wishing to keep her uterus intact and functional. There are none of the risks associated with hysterectomy or the potential side effects common with hormones.
Is MyoSure 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.
What can I expect after the MyoSure procedure?
Immediately after the MyoSure procedure, some women may experience some cramping, mild pain, nausea and/or vomiting. Most women can resume normal activities within a day or so. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you're feeling. Very few patients experience complications following the MyoSure procedure. 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 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.