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It is overgrown thickened muscle wall of the uterus mostly engulfed inside a capsule like orange. it is called myoma. It is considered as a benign growth not cancer. Fibroids develop at any site on the uterine body or the cervix. Fibroids have different shapes, six and number. It is usually a slowly progressive benign tumour. It is common in Afro-Caribbean and Middle Eastern women and commonly seen between 25-45 years old women.
At the London Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinic Mr Mahfouz will perform abdominal and pelvic examinations. This will be followed by an ultrasound scan to ascertain size, number and location of the fibroids. Occasionally operative diagnostic procedures are required as hysteroscopy to delineate fibroids which can be overgrown on the inside of the uterine cavity (as fibroid polyps). Also laparoscopy to diagnose and remove some accessible fibroids. Other tests currently used such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) which can be used as a follow up to monitor fibroid growth.
Most fibroids do not cause symptoms and are discovered during routine examination. Dr Mahfouz will advise you whether it requires treatment or not. Treatment will be tailored depending on womens symptoms, age, desire, fertility and association of other problems. Treatment can be:
Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids while leaving the uterus in place. Because a woman keeps her uterus, she may still be able to have children. Fibroids do not regrow after surgery, but new fibroids may develop. If they do, more surgery may be needed.
Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. The ovaries may or may not be removed. Hysterectomy is done when other treatments have not worked or are not possible or the fibroids are very large. A woman is no longer able to have children after having a hysterectomy.
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