The doctor will make an incision in the lower abdomen. Muscles will be separated, and tissue will be cut to expose the uterus. Next, the doctor will remove the fibroids. In some cases, you will be given a drug called Pitressin before the fibroid is removed. This drug will reduce the amount of blood loss.
After removing the fibroids, the doctor will stitch each layer of tissue in the uterus. This will prevent blood clots, excess bleeding, and infection. Lastly, the doctor will use stitches to close the incision area.
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