How are fibroids removed during a hysteroscopy?

How are fibroids removed during a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopic myomectomy may be used for removal submucous fibroids found in the uterine cavity. With this procedure, fibroids are removed using an instrument called a hysteroscopic resectoscope, which is passed up into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervical canal.

What size fibroids can be removed with hysteroscopy?

Fibroids that are entirely inside the uterine cavity are the easiest to resect, and a very experienced gynecologist may be able to resect these up to 5 cm. (2 inches) in diameter.

How is transcervical resection of fibroid done?

Hysteroscopic resection is also known as Transcervical Resection of Fibroids (TCRF). It is a procedure of removing fibroids that occur on the inside of the womb (uterus), in the uterine lining via the vagina using an instrument called hysteroscope.

Can hysteroscopy be used to remove fibroids?

Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus. An operative hysteroscopy can be used to remove polyps, fibroids and adhesions.

Is fibroid removal major surgery?

A myomectomy is defined as a procedure to remove fibroids (noncancerous lumps) from the uterus. Any surgery is called a major surgery if it requires an overnight or extended stay in the hospital needs anesthesia and involves removing or altering a part of the body. So, myomectomy can be considered as major surgery.

What are the side effects of removing fibroids?


  • Excessive blood loss. Many women with uterine leiomyomas already have low blood counts (anemia) due to heavy menstrual bleeding, so they’re at a higher risk of problems due to blood loss.
  • Scar tissue.
  • Pregnancy or childbirth complications.
  • Rare chance of hysterectomy.
  • Rare chance of spreading a cancerous tumor.

How long does it take to recover from fibroid removal?

Your Recovery Your doctor made a cut (incision) in your lower belly to remove the fibroids. You can expect to feel better and stronger each day. But you may tire quickly and need pain medicine for a week or two. You may need about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover.

How painful is a hysteroscopy?

Some women feel no or only mild pain during a hysteroscopy, but for others the pain can be severe. If you find it too uncomfortable, tell the doctor or nurse. They can stop the procedure at any time.

How long does a fibroid removal surgery take?

Laparoscopic myomectomy can take two to four hours, based on the number of fibroids and their size. You can go home the same day or spend a night in the hospital, depending on how you feel after the procedure. Overall recovery is about two to four weeks.