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Fibroids

 

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that develop throughout a woman’s child-bearing years. The risk factors include family history, obesity and the early onset of puberty in a young girl. Signs like heavy menstrual bleeding along with pelvic pain get overlooked because they are deemed as a regular part of the menstrual cycle.

 

However, there is a limit to heavy and painful periods; unbearable pelvic period pains and prolonged heavy bleeding may need medical attention – preferably from a gynaecologist. If left untreated, fibroids can grow in size and number and take over your uterus, and the symptoms will only become worse and more painful.

Treatment options

Abdominal myomectomy

With this option, a small incision called a bikini cut is made in the lower abdomen. The fibroids are then surgically removed from the wall of the uterus. After that, the uterine muscle is sewn back together using several layers of stitches.

 

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is usually used for smaller sized fibroids in the lining of the womb. This is a treatment that can help erase the problem without directly removing the fibroids. It can help reduces heavy menstrual bleeding caused by the fibroids.

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