Updated: Sep 11
Many people have fibroid(s) for a long time before surgery to remove it. Physically supporting the fibroid is very challenging for the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor tightness is very common with fibroids because it’s like being pregnant and carrying a baby for years. Gentle lengthening and pressure point release of the pelvic floor muscles are successful techniques for this post op.
With the removal surgery, there is trauma to the tissues surrounding the fibroid. You may feel pain in the lower abdomen, groin, inner thigh, and pelvic floor after surgery. This is due to aggravating the nerves of the lumbar plexus during surgery, especially if the fibroid was large and difficult to remove. This is successfully treated with nerve decompression.
If the fibroid is large enough, the scar post op will look similar to a cesarean. There are multiple layers of scar tissue with this kind of incision. These layers will need to be mobilized to avoid any limitations in nerve function or weakness of the core and pelvic floor long term.
All components of fibroid removal surgery can be successfully treated at Wildwood.