Possibility Of A Normal Childbirth Post-Uterine Mioma Surgery?
Hi Doctor, r n r nI have done the removal of myoma which is above the uterus with a size that is quite large (1 myoma with a size of 9x14cm). I want to know if it is still possible for me to give birth normally, or if it is necessary to have a cesarean section? Because the uterus is no longer normal in shape after stitching. R nSo are there any tips to reduce pain when coughing / sneezing? Because I have allergies and it’s very difficult to avoid coughing / sneezing. R nThank you very much!
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Post-surgery delivery of myoma (myomectomy) really depends on how big and in the incision made during surgery. In general, when the incision is deep and large (for example because of a large myoma), the doctor will recommend doing a cesarean section (SC) at delivery to reduce the risk of uterine rupture (torn uterus). You should discuss the possibility of having a normal delivery with your obstetrician who will examine you later when you are pregnant. The doctor will perform an examination including assessing the thickness of the suture marks in the uterus to determine whether or not you have a normal delivery.
To avoid pain when coughing or sneezing during this postoperative recovery period, you can try to hug a pillow against your stomach when you cough or sneeze. The pillow will help hold the pull of the abdominal muscles around your stitch marks and can help reduce pain. You are also advised to avoid allergens that cause you to cough or sneeze. Ask the people in your house to clean your house from dust (especially bedrooms, pillows, beds, carpets), avoid exposure to animal hair or animal dandruff, or other allergens that usually trigger your cough and sneeze.
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