Sounds like the surgery you're describing is myomectomy. I had one in March to remove a fibroid that was growing quickly, "in the way" hanging into the uterus on a stalk, and bleeding excessively.
The surgery wasn't bad at all--much less painful and debilitating than tonsillectomy or wisdom tooth extraction, which were the other two surgeries I'd had. They told me I'd be semi-conscious heavily sedated, but I felt I'd been sound asleep; I remember nothing between rolling down the hall toward the operating room and waking up a moment later (actually 4 hours) in a different room wearing strange hospital panties! The discomfort from having my cervix dilated and uterus scraped really wasn't bad at all but did last about a week, with "having sex probably wouldn't be fun" persisting for about a month. The bleeding also was very minor--a couple of weeks, but at 1 pad per day level. I had a little abdominal swelling, but just enough that I was uncomfortable in tight jeans or bending over.
Removing the fibroid completely cured my mid-cycle bleeding. I'm glad I had it done.
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