MyoSure and TruClear are systems for removing polyps and fibroids from your uterus. You can undergo a Hologic MyoSure hysteroscopy or a polypectomy with MyoSure. Additionally, a TruClear fibroid and polyp removal procedure offers benefits not found in traditional surgery. All are new procedures, but safe and effective. Talk to your gynecologist in Queens, NYC to discuss if you can take advantage of either system.
Uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps are two of the leading causes of excessive bleeding in women. Fibroids can cause heavy bleeding during your period, and cause your period to last longer than usual. Polyps can cause bleeding to occur between your periods.
A myomectomy is the removal of fibroids and a polypectomy with MyoSure is the removal of polyps. Previously, two of the main options to noticeably relieve these conditions were a hysterectomy or procedures that used electric current to potentially burn and scar the uterus. For women who are interested in conceiving, these options were not acceptable.
New Options for Removing Polyps and Fibroids
The MyoSure hysterocsope and TruClear fibroid and polyp removal procedures have presented new processes that not only shorten surgery and your exposure to anesthesia, they also don’t use electricity. Plus, there is a reduced chance of uterine damage with these procedures.
Hologic MyoSure and TruClear fibroid and polyp removal are systems that provide simple and accurate removal of intrauterine tissue, including submucous myomas or fibroids. The processes also eliminate endometrial polyps that appear inside your uterus, while retaining your tools of conception.
Both Treatments Follow a Similar Process
Both the Hologic MyoSure and TruClear fibroid and polyp removal follow the same steps to remove unwanted tissue:
- An instrument known as a hysteroscope is inserted into your uterus through your vagina and past your cervix.
- A saline solution is introduced to inflate the uterus slightly for better visuals. This does not harm your uterus.
- The hysteroscope has a small camera at the tip of the wand for your Forest Hills, Queens gynecologist to view the uterus and the unwanted tissue.
- A small cutting instrument is inserted through the hysteroscope to shave the unwanted tissue into very small pieces.
- These pieces are suctioned out with the hysteroscope or washed away with the saline solution at the end of the procedure.
Since the procedures use no electricity and need no external incisions, each process is a minimally invasive technique. As a result, the procedures are quicker and safer than even minimally invasive myomectomy and polypectomy techniques. Plus, your recovery time is greatly reduced. Both the Hologic MyoSure and TruClear fibroid and polyp removal systems are typically performed on an outpatient basis and leave your uterine function and form intact.
Aftercare for Your Procedure
As with any gynecological procedure, you may experience some mild cramping, but you can control the discomfort by taking over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. Heat can help with the cramping, but do not take aspirin as it can cause bleeding. You should be able to return to most normal activities within a couple of days.
Check with your gynecologist in Queens, NYC if any of the following issues or concerns arise:
- You experience a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
- Your pelvic pain worsens and is not relieved by pain medications.
- You experience nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or dizziness.
- You have difficulty emptying your bladder or having bowel movements.
- There is a greenish vaginal discharge. A reddish, yellowish or brownish discharge is normal.
- You have significant bleeding after the procedure.
Some women experience regrowth of their fibroids or polyps, depending on their age, genetics and other conditions. Continue with your normal check-ups. If new growths are found, you can safely undergo this procedure again.
Risks of the MyoSure and TruClear Procedures
As with any surgery, there are some occasional risks. They include:
- Anemia and blood loss, which is often an issue with women who have experienced prolonged or excessive bleeding
- Fluid overload due to absorption of the saline solution used in the uterine cavity to perform the procedure, which can cause metabolic disturbances, pulmonary edema, hypnothemia, cerebral edema or even, in very rare cases, death
- Hemorrhaging or life-threatening bleeding, from removing products of contraception in patients with placenta accreta, placenta increta, or placental perceta
- Accidental perforation of the uterus, if the fibroid or polyps are larger than originally perceived
- Damage to your cervix from the instruments, which is rare
- Adhesions in the uterus, which sometimes form where the unwanted tissue has been removed
Your Forest Hills, Queens doctor may determine that, due to the size or location of the fibroids or polyps, he cannot use either of these methods. If the fibroids are not inside your uterus, but have become embedded in the uterine wall, these methods will not be successful. Furthermore, these procedures should not be performed if you suspect you:
- Are pregnant
- Have a pelvic infection
- Have had cervical, uterine or endometrial malignancies or cancer
- Suspect you have carcinoma, cervical stenosis or recent uterine perforation
- Discover that your uterus will not distend with the solution
Perks of Advanced Polyp Removal Procedures
The Hologic MyoSure hysteroscopy and the TruClear fibroid and polyp removal procedures are minimally invasive techniques. These treatments do not use cauterization, so your uterine tissue is not compromised, remaining intact for potential future pregnancies. The procedures may reduce the heavy, prolonged bleeding associated with fibroids and polyps both during and between your periods.
Your Rego Park, Queens gynecologist can reach the targeted tissue and only remove what’s necessary. Through these treatment options, you may have excellent prospects for overcoming infertility, as fibroids or polyps are suspected of hindering attempts at pregnancy.
These treatments can be performed on an outpatient basis, leading to a greatly reduced recovery time. That provides symptom relief and a return to your normal activities much more quickly than with previous options. Your gynecologist assesses your options and discusses them with you completely. Make an appointment today.
As a best in class gynecologist in Queens, Dr. James Gohar provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the doctor/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in Queens NY.
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Gynecologist Dr. James Gohar (OBGYN Doctor)
Forest Hills Medical Services
108-16 63rd Rd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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