Who is a good candidate for hysteroscopic myomectomy?

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Rafael J. Perez, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is appropriate for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages and other fertility problems due to uterine fibroids, in addition to women with few fibroids located inside the uterine cavity or fibroids located just under the endometrial lining. 
Even in the right hands, not every woman is a candidate for hysteroscopic myomectomy. The fibroid has to be the right size and in the right location. Sadly, for those that are candidates, the biggest hurdle to this procedure is finding a surgeon to do it. Too many gynecologists still do not offer hysteroscopic myomectomy to their patients.

If you have fibroids and have been told that hysterectomy is your only option, it is worth asking your doctor if you are a candidate for hysteroscopic myomectomy. If he or she doesn’t seem familiar with the procedure, or doesn’t offer it, a second opinion is in order.

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