What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb). Fibroids are growths of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. Fibroids can vary in size, from that of a bean to as large as a melon. Overweight and obese women are at significantly higher risk of developing fibroids, compared to women of normal weight.
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Why do Fibroids have to be removed?
If the woman has no symptoms and the fibroids are not affecting her day-to-day life she may receive no treatment at all. Even women who have heavy periods and whose lives are not badly affected by this symptom may also opt for no treatment. During the menopause symptoms will usually become less apparent, or disappear altogether as the fibroids usually shrink at this stage of a woman's life.
What is done during the surgery?
A fibroid removal surgery is an operation to take fibroids out of your womb. The surgery to remove fibroids can often be done through one or more small incisions using laparoscopy or through the vagina (hysteroscopy). Sometimes, a larger abdominal incision is needed. Myomectomy preserves the uterus, and makes pregnancy possible for some women.
Your surgeon can take out your fibroids in three different ways.
With keyhole surgery, the surgeon at Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon takes them out with special instruments put through tiny cuts in your abdomen. It's also called a laparoscopic myomectomy.
Through your vagina, the surgeon at Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon takes out your fibroids through your vagina with a tiny instrument called a hysteroscope. It is also called a vaginal myomectomy.
With open surgery, the surgeon takes out your fibroids through a cut in your abdomen. It's also called an abdominal myomectomy.
Care after the Fibroid removal surgery.
At Aarvy hospital, Gurgaon you will be discharged two to three days after the surgery. When at home, the first few days should be taken very easily. The patient should have someone to help. Plenty of rest and fluids are advisable. Exercise your calf muscles or a little bit of walking helps to prevent clots.
Gynaecologist with us
Dr Renu Yadav