Overview

Uterine fibroids are common benign growths that develop in the wall of the uterus. While many women with fibroids do not experience symptoms, others may suffer from painful periods, heavy bleeding, bloating, and frequent urination.

Available treatments

The treatment approach for fibroids depends on various factors:

  • Symptoms: If fibroids cause moderate or severe symptoms, treatment may be necessary.
  • Future Pregnancy Plans: Consideration of fertility and desire to have children.
  • Fibroid Size and Location: These factors influence treatment decisions.
  • Patient’s Age: Individual circumstances play a role.

Myomectomy:

  • A myomectomy involves surgically removing fibroids while preserving healthy uterine tissue.
  • Recommended for women who:
    – Wish to conceive.
    – Want to retain their uterus for other reasons.
  • Methods:
    – Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive procedure using small incisions.
    – Hysteroscopy: Removal through the cervix using a hysteroscope.
    – Robotic Surgical System (e.g., da Vinci): Depending on fibroid characteristics.
    – Laparotomy: Abdominal incision to remove fibroid
  • Safety:
    – Myomectomy is generally safe.
    – Risks exist, and new fibroids may develop later.
    – Consult a medical professional to discuss options and risks.

Remember to consult your healthcare provider to determine the most suitable treatment plan based on your individual needs.