Non Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids – Get Rid of Fibroids, not Uterus
|Fibroid Embolisation||Open Surgery|
|Non surgical||Major surgery|
|Painless procedure – No anesthesia required||Very painful – General Anesthesia required|
|No cuts / no sutures / no scar||Cuts / Sutures / Scars|
|Day care procedure||Long hospital stay|
|Fast recovery – can resume work in a day or so||Long recovery|
|Infection rate – minimal||High infection|
|Uterus preserved||Uterus moved|
|Fertility preserved – can conceive even after procedure||Fertility affected|
Uterine fibroids are very common non-cancerous growths in the uterus. In most cases, there is more than one fibroid in the uterus. While fibroids do not always cause symptoms, their size and location can lead to problems for some women.
- abdominal or Pelvic pain
- Menstrual bleeding problems like heavy bleeding, prolonged bleeding
- Frequent urination or constipation
Traditional treatment are hysterectomy where patients uterus will be removed and Myomectomy (open / Laparascopic) where a part of uterus is scraped off which can cause adhesions. Any disturbance in normal anatomy will cause complications later.
Recently non-surgical procedure – uterine fibroid embolisation to take care of any number of fibroids and whatever the size in single setting with very less complications.