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14 May, 2019

What is a uterine fibroid, how is it treated and when is surgery recommended?

uterine fibroid is a benign gynaecological condition in which uterine smooth muscle tissue (myometrium) forms “balls” in the uterus.  It is the most common benign tumour in humans and the most common pelvic growth in women of reproductive age. It is also one of the most common gynaecological conditions.

Dra. Meritxell Gracia - ginecología

“Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumour in women of reproductive age and represent one of the most common gynaecological conditions”

Dra. Meritxell Gracia

UTERINE FIBROID SYMPTOMS

Most fibroids are asymptomatic and are detected by chance during a gynaecological consultation. Symptoms may arise in 25-50% of cases, in the form of bleeding, pain, compression and fertility problems.

The main uterine fibroid symptoms are:

TREATMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS

There are two forms of uterine fibroid treatment: medical treatment or surgery.

WHEN IS SURGERY RECOMMENDED?

Uterine fibroid surgery is particularly recommended when the patient exhibits symptoms, if the fibroid causes discomfort or if it is related to the patient’s infertility.

At our centre, we prioritise the use of minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of uterine fibroids. In most cases, and whenever possible, vaginally or laparoscopically. The reason for this approach is that the use of less invasive techniques offers better recovery and a lower rate of complications.

Dra. Blanca Gil

“The surgical treatment of uterine fibroids is indicated when the patient experiences symptoms or discomfort, or if they are related to infertility, always prioritising a minimally invasive approach”

Dra. Blanca Gil


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