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What are the risks of removing a large uterine fibroid?

Mary Chappell
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
If you are having a myomectomy there is always a risk of hysterectomy. If you plan on having children in the future and the fibroid being removed goes into your uterine cavity, you may have to have a cesarean section due to risk of uterine rupture if you labor. There are also the other known risks of surgery; bleeding, infection and injury to nearby organs.

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