Uterine Fibroids Symptoms and Treatment Option

These are benign growths in the uterus. It may be totally asymptomatic or cause problems such as:
– Heavy menses
– Painful menses
– Abdominal distension
– Irregular bleeding
– Urinary frequency

Depending on its size or symptoms, treatment can vary from observation to surgery.
Surgical options:
Laparoscopic – myomectomy / hysterectomy
Laparatomy – myomectomy / hysterectomy
Hysteroscopic myomectomy

Laparoscopy is a surgery done through keyhole(small) incisions on the abdomen. Through these small incisions, a camera is inserted to allow us to visualize the abdominal cavity and perform the surgery. Hospitalisation stay is shorter and recovery is faster than through conventional surgery. In certain situations, however, laparoscopy may not be possible and the operation may need to be done via a laparotomy.

Hysteroscopy is a scope inserted through the cervix from the vagina into the womb cavity. This allows us to visualize the internal cavity of the womb. Where the solitary fibroid is situated in the cavity, it may be removed through a hysteroscope which does not involve any incision at all on the abdomen.

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