Laparoscopic myomectomy: Uterine fibroids are the common noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus most commonly during childbearing years, but can also occur at any age. Prior to going into details about laparoscopic myomectomy in Hyderabad, let us understand, why you need this type of surgery.
A majority of women of reproductive age and between 30 to 45 years of age have uterine fibroids. They can be completely asymptomatic or can cause abnormally heavy and prolonged menstruation, urinary problems, abdominal pressure, dyspareunia, and pelvic pain. However, the signs and symptoms of fibroids depend on the size and location in the uterus.
The most prominent symptom associated with uterine fibroid is Abnormal bleeding – especially when the fibroids are adjacent to the uterine cavity. The severity of symptoms, to a large extent, depends on the size of fibroids. Smaller fibroids cause fewer symptoms or no symptoms (completely asymptomatic). In general, fibroids are non-malignant as less than 1% may turn malignant.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
- Pelvic pressure and pain
- Abdominal discomfort
- Prolonged or heavy periods
- Bleeding between periods
- Difficulty getting pregnant
- Pain during intercourse
- Low back pain
- Frequent urination
Key facts about Fibroids
- A routine pelvic exam helps in detecting uterine Fibroids.
- These are the most common non-malignant (benign growths) of the reproductive tract (uterus) in women.
- About 80% of women may develop uterine fibroids at some point during their lifetime.
- Prolonged periods, heavy periods, bleeding in between periods, pelvic pressure, and pain are the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids.
- The symptoms associated with fibroids depend on their size and location in the uterus.
- Women approaching menopause are at higher risk.
- The treatment approaches depend on the size, location, and the objective of preserving fertility
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes only the fibroids leaving the uterus – whereas hysterectomy removes the entire uterus. The goal of the gynecologist who specializes in laparoscopic myomectomy is to remove fibroids and reconstruct the uterus.
Laparoscopic myomectomy in Hyderabad
Laparoscopic fibroid removal surgery is a minimally invasive procedure for the removal of uterine fibroids from the uterus. In this procedure, three to four small incisions are made in the abdomen, and then small, tube-like specialized surgical instruments are inserted through these incisions into the abdomen. A laparoscope is a small, narrow tube-like instrument with a camera. It helps in guiding the surgeon in performing surgery. The fibroids are cut and removed. The benefits of laparoscopic myomectomy include less scarring, minimal blood loss, less pain, shorter hospital stay, fewer complications, and faster recovery and return to normal activities.
Why It is Done?
Symptoms associated with fibroids are problematic and interfere with daily activities. They also interfere with your fertility. Your gynaecologist will prefer laparoscopic myomectomy instead of hysterectomy if surgery is recommended for uterine fibroids. She will prefer this type of surgical approach to preserve your fertility because you are planning to have children and don’t want to remove your uterus.
Laparoscopic myomectomy helps in relieving recurrent and nagging symptoms – such as pelvic pain, pressure and heavy bleeding, and other symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. If you have these symptoms – and unsure of where to go for a laparoscopic myomectomy in Hyderabad, then meet me.