Treatment for uterine fibroids
Post by on Saturday, October 30, 2021
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths on or in your uterus. Not all fibroids cause symptoms, but one in 3 women will get symptoms like heavy periods, backache, frequent urination etc. Treatment depends on how many fibroids you have, the size of fibroids, their location, your symptoms, your desire for pregnancy and whether your uterus is to be preserved. Treatment is either medical or surgical. It includes pain medication, iron supplements and various hormones. Surgery is usually the last option and includes a myomectomy, laparoscopic removal of fibroids or a laprotomy. A hysterectomy is indicated if you are having very heavy periods or if the fibroids are very large. Once the uterus is removed, the fibroids will not come back but you will go into menopause.
Dr Rehana Kousar
Consultant Maternal and Child Health