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What are Fibroids?

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths or lumps of muscle tissue that form within the walls of the uterus (womb). They can vary in size and affect over 40% of women over the age of 40.

Symptoms of fibroids

Symptoms will depend on the size, number and location of the fibroids and may include the following:

  • Heavy or prolonged periods

  • Iron deficiency (anaemia)

  • Frequent urination

  • A pressure sensation on the bladder, bowel or back

  • Lower back pain

  • A lump or swelling in the abdomen

  • Period pain

  • Painful sex

What treatments are available?

Many fibroids do not cause any symptoms and can be monitored over time. Other treatments include:

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) such as a mirena

  • Laparoscopic myomectomy (removal of fibroid) surgery 

  • Total laparoscopic Hysterectomy(Key hole) or if fibroids are very,very big then Open surgery through Bikini cut or midline incision

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