Uterine fibroid is the most common benign solid tumor of the female genital tract & is diagnosed in approx 25-30% of females. The incidence increases in the later years of women’s reproductive years.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Uterine leiomyomas are frequently asymptomatic in which case no treatment is required.
  • In other cases fibroids cause heavy menstrual bleeding with menstrual cramps or both.
  • Some women have difficulty in conceiving.
  • Sometimes they apply pressure on the surrounding organs like the bladder and the ureters giving rise to difficulty in emptying the bladder or cause backpressure changes leading to hydronephrosis.

Diagnosis

  • Hemoglobin – To detect anemia.
  • Clinical examination.
  • Ultrasound pelvis.

Treatment

  • Do Nothing
    If the fibroids are small and not giving rise to any symptoms, no active treatment is required. The patient is advised for regular check-up by annual USG pelvis just to monitor the size of the fibroid.
  • Medication
    This can be given to shrink the fibroids temporarily to control symptoms such as painful or heavy periods. They are not a permanent cure for fibroids.
  • Surgery
    Offered when the symptoms are not controlled with medication or the fibroids are too big/growing too rapidly.

Minimal Access Surgeries for Uterine Fibroids

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
    When the female is young and wants to preserve her uterus then through this keyhole surgery the myoma or the fibroid is removed by a uterine fibroids specialist.
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    If the women has completed her family & is having multiple fibroids, then the uterus is removed along with the fibroids.
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
    If the fibroid is encroaching the uterine cavity (i.e submucus in position) a Hysteroscopic Myomectomy is done.
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