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It is a large photo and is graphic in nature.

This photo was taken during a cesarean section surgery. 

The fibroids on the left were larger than the baby. 

On the right you can see the uterus with stitches in it.

Mother (age 44), Baby, and Dad are doing fine.

Fibroid and uterus photo.

Special thanks to a Wife and Husband for allowing us permission to use this photo on Hope For Fibroids. - Hope


There are two (2) large fibroids that have grown together totaling about 25cm (too large to measure completely on an ultrasound scan).   

The Obstetricians did not remove the fibroids because they were concerned that removing the fibroids during a cesarean section could result in excessive blood loss.

The fibroids are on a stalk, called pedunculated fibroids, and can be removed by an abdominal myomectomy, or possibly a laparoscopic myomectomy. 


Pedunculated fibroid - fibroids growing on a stalk, which is called a peduncle.  This can be a subserosal pedunculated fibroid, growing on the outside of the uterus, or a submucosal fibroid, growing into the endometrial cavity. The stalk can get twisted which can cause severe pain, although this is extremely rare.

Abdominal Myomectomy (laparotomy) a surgical procedure to cut fibroids out of the wall of the uterus. This is the procedure usually chosen by women who want to preserve fertility and/or preserve their uterus.   The major drawback to the procedure is that the fibroids may come back.  (Recurrence rates vary tremendously, but average 20%.  Young women and women with many myomas have a greater risk of recurrence than older women or women with just a few fibroids.   Recovery period 4 - 6 weeks.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy A procedure where a doctor inserts a small device, laparoscope, through an incision in the abdomen to remove the uterine fibroids.  Recovery period 1 - 3 weeks.

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy A small device, hysteroscope, is inserted through the vagina and into the uterus to remove uterine fibroids.  (The recovery period could be as little as a few days for this procedure.Hysteroscopic resection:   Recovery period 1 - 3 days.

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