My ob/gyn referred me to this wonderful forum. I have read up on past discussions on myomectomy and fibroids and they were very helpful. I feel so much better that I'm not alone and my problem is not 'weird'. I'm already more optimistic.
Details on my background -
a. I am a 30 yr old woman, with a fibroid of overall size ~9cmm (about the size of a closed small fist).
b. To give you an idea of the position of the fibroid: If I'm standing straight, the fibroid is located in front of my uterus in the uterine wall, pushing against my bladder.
c. I just recently became sexually active because it was very uncomfortable in the past and I had a mental block about it
d. I have been anaemic for the longest time which I discovered might be due to the fibroid.
e. Recently discovered a 2.4 cyst on/in my left ovary but gyn said it's a harmless physiologic cyst - not to worry, can be ignored.
e. I don't have kids yet but I do plan to have kids in the next 2-3 yrs. Therefore, hysterectomy is not an option at the moment. Therefore - a myomectomy is recommended by my gyn.
My gyn recommends that if I do plan to have kids down the road and if sex is uncomfortable, an abdominal myomectomy may be necessary to eliminate both problems. It is not urgent but the sooner, the better.
a. Does my gyn's diagnosis and recommendation for abdominable myomectomy sound reasonable? (v.s laparoscopy)
b. Is this a complex surgery and is it important to get the right and best surgeon for this surgery? I'm a little concerned when she told me she'd pull the uterus out on my tummy and perform the surgery.
c. She said laporoscopic myomectomy (LM) was not a good option because study shows that LM patients, when pregnant, may have a higher rate of rupture as compared to those undergone abdominal myomectomy. sounds fair?
I know these are a lot of questions in one shot but please bear with me...I'm getting married in Feb next year and I want to undergo surgery asap if necessary- so lots of decisions to be made!