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Uterine Fibroids

What are uterine fibroids?

Fibroids are located inside or around the uterus and occasionally in the cervix. Are usually divided into three categories according to their location: subserosal, intramural and submucous. They are benign tumors that originate from smooth muscle cells characteristic of the myometrium or uterine wall. May be unique, but in most cases are multiple. Also known as leiomyomas or uterine fibroids.

Diagnosis

Affects approximately one in four or five women and can potentially cause excessive uterine bleeding, pain, pressure sensation, and in some cases, depending on your location, affect fertility. The diagnosis is usually straightforward using a manual pelvic exam by the gynecologist, and other methods that can be used are pelvic ultrasound (that is a highly reliable), computed tomography, magnetic resonance, diagnostic hysteroscopy or laparoscopy. The surgical treatment is indicated if, you can usually correct these problems, however the possibility exists that again aThe type of surgery that can be used for the surgical treatment of fibroids varies according to location, symptoms, size and desires to preserve fertility or menstruation having the patient.
Located in small fibroids in the uterine cavity or in contact with it (intramural fibroids), hysteroscopy may be done surgically. This technique involves inserting a small camera (hysteroscope) into the uterus and proceed with the removal of intrauterine fibroid. Requires general or regional anesthesia, but postoperative recovery is very fast

Myomectomy

In this case exclusively practiced the removal of the fibroid while preserving the uterus to be reconstructed during surgery. This technique is ideal to practice in those women who wish to preserve their uterus, either by desire future fertility or not wanting to lose your period.

Surgery

The type of surgery that can be used for the surgical treatment of fibroids varies according to location, symptoms, size and desire to preserve fertility. In fibroids located in the uterine cavity can mediantehisteroscopia surgical resection, which involves inserting a small camera in the uterus and proceed with removal. Such intervention may require general or regional anesthesia, although in both cases the postoperative recovery is usually very quick.

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