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Myosure Tissue Removal System

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

The MyoSure® tissue removal system (MTRS) is a medical device used to remove uterine fibroids and polyps. This can help reduce heavy bleeding from your vagina. You may still be able to have normal monthly periods and become pregnant after this procedure.

Female Reproductive System

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have heavy bleeding from your vagina that soaks more than 1 sanitary pad every hour.
  • You have abdominal cramps for more than 2 days.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have shortness of breath or feel dizzy.
  • You have nausea or are vomiting.
  • You have a fever higher than 100.4°F (38°C).
  • You have a green or foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • You do not get your monthly period.
  • You have trouble urinating or having a bowel movement.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Medicines:

You may need any of the following:

  • NSAIDs , such as ibuprofen, help decrease swelling, pain, and fever. NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding or kidney problems in certain people. If you take blood thinner medicine, always ask your healthcare provider if NSAIDs are safe for you. Always read the medicine label and follow directions.
  • Acetaminophen decreases pain and fever. It is available without a doctor's order. Ask how much to take and how often to take it. Follow directions. Read the labels of all other medicines you are using to see if they also contain acetaminophen, or ask your doctor or pharmacist. Acetaminophen can cause liver damage if not taken correctly. Do not use more than 4 grams (4,000 milligrams) total of acetaminophen in one day.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Contact your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him or her if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Follow all instructions on when to return to your regular activities:

Your healthcare provider will tell you when it is safe to have sex, soak in a bath or hot tub, and use tampons again. It is important to follow all of these instructions to prevent an infection.

Self-care:

  • Rest as needed when you get home. You may have mild cramps or feel tired.
  • Apply heat to your abdomen to relieve cramps. Use a heating pad on a low setting, or a water bottle with warm water. Wrap the pad or bottle with a towel and place it on your abdomen for 20 minutes every hour, or as directed.
  • Keep a record of your monthly periods. Record the day your period started and stopped each month. Also record if you had a lighter flow than before the procedure. The first few months might vary. It may take 3 months for your period to return to normal. Bring your record with you to follow-up visits with your healthcare provider.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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