10 weeks post op myomectomy

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Hi, I had an abdominal myomectomy 10 weeks ago to remove 2 large perdunculated fibroids (14cm + 9cm) and 4 smaller fibroid . its been what feels like a really slow recovery but its going well, however I'm worried about my periods as they seem lighter but a lot more painful. Ive had 3 cycles since my surgery and all have been exactly when they were due lasting around 4/5 days but the pain and swelling i get is so bad even more so than the pain after surgery. Has anyone else had an experience similar and if so will the pain settle?

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    **hey Melissa

    I had my open myomectomy last year May and I felt the very same as you... we differ from people to people. I now have my periods with no pains but hey its lighter than before. so hang in there and dont despair you will get better.

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    i had similar sized fibroids removed by myomectomy and it took a while for my periods to settle down... which is understandable given it takes time to heal. Even when externally you are looking healed, it takes longer to heal internally. Dont be surprised if it takes 12 months to be totally healed and back to normal, you had major surgery. Naturally you'll feel it most during this point in your cycle when hormones are playing up and your bloated and your uterine muscles are working. A bit like when you get gas in those first few weeks post op.

    Try not to worry, you body is recovering, just think back to how far you've come in ONLY ten weeks. 😃

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    I did go through same as you and felt the pain. Good thing is you are getting your period every month. 1.5 years later still I don't get my period normally, need to take birth control pill advised by the doctor. I want to have a kid so that not helping me at all. Please go to your gynecologist and find out if your hormone level is alright. I feel sluggish all the time. Praying for your best.

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