What is uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. MGM Hospital CBD provides various treatments for uterine fibroids, including medication, surgery, and minimally invasive procedures such as uterine fibroid embolization. The hospital has a team of skilled specialists and experts who can diagnose and treat uterine fibroids using the latest techniques and technologies.



If you experience any of the following symtoms contact a specialist doctor in our hosplital:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Menstrual periods lasting more than a week.
  • Pelvic pressure or pain.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder.
  • Constipation.
  • Backache or leg pains.


There are some of the factors that can cause uterine fibroids to develop, such as:

  • Genetic changes. Many fibroids contain changes in genes that differ from those in typical uterine muscle cells.
  • Hormones. Estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that stimulate development of the uterine lining during each menstrual cycle in preparation for pregnancy, appear to promote the growth of fibroids.
  • Other growth factors. Substances that help the body maintain tissues, such as insulin-like growth factor, may affect fibroid growth.
  • Extracellular matrix (ECM). ECM is the material that makes cells stick together, like mortar between bricks.


There are several risk factors that can play a role in developing fibroids.These can include:

  • Race:Although all women of reproductive age could develop fibroids, black women are more likely to have fibroids than are women of other racial groups. In addition, black women have fibroids at younger ages, and they're also likely to have more or larger fibroids, along with more-severe symptoms.
  • Heredity:If your mother or sister had fibroids, you're at increased risk of developing them.
  • Other factors:Starting your period at an early age; obesity; a vitamin D deficiency; having a diet higher in red meat and lower in green vegetables, fruit and dairy; and drinking alcohol, including beer, appear to increase your risk of developing fibroids


There are no exact prevention factors of uterine fibroids but according to our doctors experience you can prevent by using following:

  • Although researchers continue to study the causes of fibroid tumors, little scientific evidence is available on how to prevent them.
  • Preventing uterine fibroids may not be possible, but only a small percentage of these tumors require treatment.
  • But, by making healthy lifestyle choices, such as maintaining a healthy weight and eating fruits and vegetables, you may be able to decrease your fibroid risk.

How is it diagnosed?

Diagnosis process at MGM hospital at CBD: Uterine fibroids are frequently found incidentally during a routine pelvic exam. Our doctor may feel irregularities in the shape of your uterus, suggesting the presence of fibroids.The specific diagnostic procedure(s) recommended will depend on the individual patient's medical history and symptoms, and will be determined by a specialist at MGM Hospital CBD.MGM Hospital CBD provides several diagnostic procedures for uterine fibroids, including:
•Pelvic examination
•Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
•Endometrial biopsy
•Blood tests
•CT scan


How is it treated?

MGM Hospital CBD provides various treatment options for uterine fibroids, including medical management and surgical interventions. The specific treatment plan depends on factors such as the size, number, and location of the fibroids, as well as the patient's age, symptoms, and desire for future fertility.

laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to remove uterine fibroids (also known as myomas) using a laparoscope, which is a thin, lighted tube with a camera attached to it. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves making several small incisions in the abdomen, through which the laparoscope and other surgical instruments are inserted.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Myomectomy (Myoma = fibroids, ectomy = removal) literally means surgical removal of fibroids. This is the procedure of choice for women who have symptomatic fibroids and do not wish to have a hysterectomy.

During the procedure

The surgeon uses the laparoscope to view the uterus and fibroids on a monitor and then uses surgical instruments to remove the fibroids from the uterus. Once the fibroids are removed, the incisions are closed using sutures or surgical staples.

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