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Myosure Tissue Removal System
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
What is the MyoSure® tissue removal system (MTRS)?
The 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.
How do I prepare for my procedure?
- This procedure is usually done at a healthcare provider's office, or at an outpatient facility. Your healthcare provider will talk to you about how to prepare. You may need to stop taking blood thinners or aspirin several days before your procedure. This will help decrease your risk for bleeding. Arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure.
- Your provider will tell you what medicines to take or not take on the day of your procedure. You may be given an antibiotic to prevent infection. Tell healthcare providers if you have ever had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. You may be told not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your procedure.
What will happen during my procedure?
- Local anesthesia is usually used for this procedure. You may feel pressure or pushing with this medicine, but you should not feel pain.
- Your healthcare provider will gently insert a device into your vagina. The device opens the walls of your vagina so your healthcare provider can see your cervix. Tools or medicine will be used to open your cervix. He or she will guide a camera through your cervix and into your uterus. The camera will allow your provider to see inside your uterus to find the fibroid or polyp.
- Your provider will next guide a wand through your vagina and into your uterus. One side of the wand is made to cut the fibroid or polyp into pieces. Suction is used to pull the small pieces into the wand to remove them from your uterus. When all the pieces have been removed, the wand will be removed.
What should I expect after my procedure?
You may have some mild cramping after the procedure. This should go away soon. Your healthcare provider may tell you to take acetaminophen or an NSAID pain medicine. You should be able to go home the same day. Plan to rest when you get home. You can return to your regular activities within 2 days or as directed.
What are the risks of the MTRS?
Even after treatment, new fibroids may grow and need to be removed. During this procedure, your uterus may be torn, or your cervix may be damaged. You may have fluid overload. This means your body may absorb too much fluid produced during the procedure. Your healthcare provider will have to stop if this happens, and you will need another procedure to finish the tissue removal. You may bleed more than expected. This can become life-threatening.
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