When is there an indication for the removal of fibroids?
In some cases, uterine fibroids recede after menopause or delivery, so they may not require treatment. In other cases, medications are used, which shrink the fibroids and help control the symptoms.
Thus, the growth of fibroids does not necessarily require their surgical removal. However, there are some factors that force us to proceed with surgical treatment, such as:
- The sudden increase in their size
- When they cause symptoms such as significant blood loss (anaemia) and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
- The woman's age and her desire for childbearing
Laparoscopy: Treating fibroids with modern tools
The most important tool for treating fibroids is their surgical removal through laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that helps us treat significant diseases of the abdominal organs and pelvis. In uterine fibroids, laparoscopy is done either for diagnosis or for their removal.
The future in the treatment of fibroids
Innovative therapeutic options, such as embolization of uterine arteries and focused ultrasound under magnetic resonance imaging, can give new hope to those suffering from fibroids, as they offer less invasive ways to manage the disease. Additionally, new drugs under development promise to treat the underlying causes of fibroids. These pioneering solutions offer more personalized options for managing fibroids and improving the quality of life.
How will we help you?
If you have symptoms of fibroids, suspect that you may have them, have already been diagnosed with them, or have undergone treatment without success, it is important to visit us. After recording your history and reviewing the tests you have already done, we may ask you for additional tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging, to confirm the diagnosis. If you have been recommended laparoscopy for fibroids, we will inform you about the entire process, from preparation, what to expect during it, to recovery. Additionally, we will answer all your questions before and after the surgery.
Fibroids are a condition that, although usually not noticeable and does not affect your daily life, can become the cause of serious health problems for you. Therefore, if you have fibroids, consult exclusively with specialized gynecologists who have been trained in laparoscopy.