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What risks are associated with endometriosis resection?

Before you decide to undergo this procedure, we will explain to you more about its benefits and potential complications.

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus - endometrium - also grows outside of the uterus. This tissue is often found in the pelvic area and in rare cases, it can grow in other parts of the body.  With endometrial resection, the endometrium is removed with an electrosurgical wire loop.

Each surgical procedure has its own risks.  Before endometriosis resection, consult your doctor and discuss the possible complications, including:

  • Organ damage - bladder, ureter, and bowel
  • Damage to the nerves
  • Damage to the blood vessels - causing bleeding
  • Delay in return of the bladder function
  • Infection - urinary infection, infection of the uterus and pelvis
  • Delayed complications - bowel leak or hematoma
  • Risk of fistula
  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Not improved menstrual bleeding
  • Loss of a tube or an ovary

Endometriosis resection can be performed using traditional open surgery or laparoscopy. If you experience sudden or increasing pain, vomiting, feel unwell or experiencing any symptoms that might indicate that you are at risk of complications following the surgery, call your doctor immediately.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/