Frequently Asked Questions
1. What choices do I have if I have fibroids?
Fibroids are very common, and the majority of them do not require treatment.
Women with fibroids have a variety of treatment choices. After examining the following variables, your healthcare provider will recommend the technique that will work best for you:
- Your signs and symptoms
- Fibroid size, position, and number are all factors to consider
- Your personal preferences (desire to become pregnant in the future or maintain your uterus for any other reason)
Few of the treatment options your doctor may offer you are as follows:
- Uterine Artery Embolization
- Endometrial Ablation
2. How are Fibroids diagnosed?
Your doctor may detect fibroids during a pelvic examination. Certain signs and symptoms point to the presence of fibroids. Heavy and painful periods, bleeding between periods, pain during intercourse, stomach cramps, and low back pain are all examples of these symptoms.
To get a better look at the fibroids, an MRI or hysteroscopy technique (seeing into the uterus through the vaginal opening) may be used. An ultrasound can detect fibroids in general, especially if the fibroid is small.
3. Are fibroids a type of cancer?
Fibroids are benign tumor growths that are not malignant in the majority of cases. Fibroids are, however, unlikely to become malignant. Also, having fibroids does not mean that there are high chances of uterine cancer, it is a myth.
4. Who is at risk of getting fibroids?
Approximately 80% of women will have at least one fibroid at some point in their lives, and any woman can get uterine fibroids. Women who have a family history of fibroid are at a higher risk. As a result, African-American women face a larger risk than other women. Obesity or excess weight, as well as diet (women who eat more red meat), are additional risk factors for fibroids development. Fibroids are most commonly diagnosed in women between the ages of 40 and 50. Fibroids are less likely to occur after menopause.
5. Can fibroids cause infertility or problems during pregnancy?
Pregnancy will be more challenging due to the fibroids. Fibroids, on the other hand, do not cause infertility. Even with fibroids, most women can conceive and deliver normally. Fibroids may cause problems during pregnancy or labor. It's possible that you'll need a C-section or that you'll have to deliver your baby early. It is recommended that you see a doctor about your condition.
6. When is Hysterectomy advised for the Fibroids treatment?
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and is thought to be the only way to ensure that fibroids do not recur. Fibroids are the most common reason for hysterectomy in women. Despite this, many women are apprehensive about undergoing this operation because it fully eliminates their chances of becoming pregnant. Hormone therapy and birth control tablets may help to alleviate the symptoms. Furthermore, there are a number of modern surgical treatments that solely target the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. The doctor will offer the appropriate treatment option based on your age, your desire to get pregnant, the size and location of the fibroid and your overall medical condition.
7. How much does uterus removal cost in India?
Uterus removal cost in India starts from US $ 3200 and varies depending on your medical condition, type of surgery technique used, your surgeon, facility and the city where the surgery is done.
8. At what age can the uterus be removed?
The procedure can be consented to by any woman of legal age, but it must be medically warranted. A doctor is unlikely to conduct a hysterectomy on a woman between the ages of 18 and 35 unless it is really necessary for her health and no other treatments are available.