Fibroid Treatment in Marthandam

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Fibroid treatment marthandam

A fibroid is a growth from the uterus wall. They can be singular or appear in a group. They can be as small as 1 mm to as big as a watermelon.

Who is at risk?

  • Being overweight
  • If your mother or sisters have same disease.
  • Not having children.
  • Getting your period at a young age.

Where do they grow?

Submucosal: grow inside the uterus

Intramural : embedded into the wall of the uterus itself.

Subserosal : on the outside of the uterus.

Pedunculated : are connected to the uterus with a thin stem like a mushroom.

What are the symptoms?

Smaller ones do not cause any symptoms and don’t require treatment. Larger fibroids can cause

  • Pain and bleeding during your period 
  • Pain during sex.
  • Low back pain.
  • Frequent urination 
  • Constipation.
  • White discharge.
  • Swollen abdomen making you look pregnant even if you are not.

How is it diagnosed?

They can be found by a Gynecologst during checkup. An ultrasound scan can confirm the diagnosis.

How are it treated?

Small fibroids can often be left alone.

Medications

  • For pain, Paracetamol and Brufen can be tried.
  • Iron tablets If you have anemia from the excess bleeding.
  • Oral contraceptive tablets control heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • GnRH agonists: shrink a fibroid before surgery.
  • Tranexamic acid, is given for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Surgery

Myomectomy  removes the fibroids without damaging the uterus.

  • Hysteroscopy: This procedure is done by inserting a thin, flexible tube into the uterus and then cut away the fibroids.
  • Laparoscopy: Here, small curs are made in your abdomen. Then lapaoscope is used for surgery.
  • Open Surgery: During this procedure, an incision is made in your abdomen and they are removed.

If you already have kids and have completed your family, additional surgery can be done.

  • Hysterectomy: The only way to cure completely is by removing your uterus completely
  • Uterine embolization and Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) are latest techniques.

Can I get pregnant if I have uterine fibroids?

Even though fibroids can cause Infertility, it is possible to become pregnant. But, during pregnancy, your fibroids can get bigger. You might need Caesarian Section to deliver your baby. Call us on 9626893006 to clarify doubts about fibroids.

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