A surgical procedure called Myomectomy is performed to remove the uterine fibroids that grow in a woman’s uterus. These are noncancerous growths that usually develop before menopause. However, they can occur at any stage of a woman’s life.
This procedure is also known as leiomyomas, and while performing the surgery, the surgeon aims to remove the symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus back to how it was. It is considered a highly effective procedure and shows significant improvements in a female’s body. It decreases heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure and improves her symptoms.
This surgery is performed on women whose fibroids are causing them trouble. It is also recommended for women looking to get pregnant in the future and wish to retain their uterus.
The symptoms are:
At Dr Komala’s Womens Clinic, expert surgeons and doctors first assess your condition and order tests to understand the most suitable treatment type. There are medications to reduce the size of the fibroids developing in your body. This way, they can be extracted easily. Your treatment depends on your health conditions and the intensity of symptoms. Here are a few tests your doctor may order to understand the situation:
Once the test results are available, the doctor will evaluate and come up with a solution and the preferred type of surgery for the fibroids in your uterus. If the doctor suggests surgery, they may also ask you to follow a healthy lifestyle to increase the success rate of your surgery and gain adequate strength to undergo surgery.
Expert surgeons and doctors at Dr Komala’s Womens Clinic will recommend the most suitable surgery. Here are the types:
In this procedure, your doctor will administer general anesthesia to ensure there’s no pain. The surgeon will then make an incision in your lower abdomen to reach your uterus. This can happen in several ways:
The surgeon decides the type of incision – horizontal or vertical. Once the fibroids are removed from your uterus, the surgeon will stitch your uterine muscles. After this procedure, your doctor may recommend you rest for at least 3 days in the hospital while they monitor your condition.
For this procedure, you will be administered general anesthesia to reduce pain and discomfort.
After the procedure, your condition may be monitored for 24 hours at the hospital.
Before the surgeons begin this surgery, they will administer a local anesthetic to reduce pain during surgery.
Recovery does not take much time usually. The doctor may send you home on the same day.
The following are a few risks of surgery:
At Dr Komala’s Womens Clinic, we understand that every medical requirement needs to be treated with utmost professionalism and care. Our Gynaecology department comprises a team of expert doctors, surgeons, rehabilitators, nurses, lab technicians, etc., who perform various surgeries. Our state-of-the-art hospital employs modern techniques and methods to offer the best possible treatment to every patient for a better and healthier life.
Research has found that fibroids usually contain genetic changes rather than uterine cells. So yes, in some cases, they may be a genetic health issue.
Approximately 40 to 80% of women have fibroids in their uterus.