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Octuplets' mom Nadya Suleman to have surgery

May 13, 2009 |  7:24 am

Octuplets' mother Nadya Suleman is reportedly scheduled to undergo surgery this week to remove uterine fibroids.

Suleman said she's receiving a myomectomy. According to the Mayo Clinic website, a myomectomy "is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids — noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during your childbearing years. The surgeon's goal during myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus. Unlike hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, myomectomy surgery removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus intact."

Suleman insisted that she will still be able to bear children.

  "I am not having all of my uterus removed," Suleman told Radar Online. "Actually, it enhances fertility. It doesn't reduce it. If I really wanted to become pregnant, I could. But I wouldn't. That's the truth."

-- Shelby Grad