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MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT FIBROIDS

MYTH 1; THE UTERUS WILL BE REMOVED TO GET RELIEF FROM FIBROIDS

FACT: IN ALL CASES IT IS POSSIBLE TO REMOVE ONLY THE FIBROIDS AND LEAVE THE UTERUS COMPLETELY INTACT IF FERTILITY IS DESIRED BY THE PATIENT .IF THE PATIENT DOES NOT WANT CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE EVEN THEN SEVERAL PROCEDURES TO CONSERVE THE UTERUS YET PROVIDE RELIEF TO THE PATIENT LIKE LAP GROSS WEDGING ARE NOW AVAILAIBLE.

MYTH 2; LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR VERY LARGE FIBROIDS AND HENCE IN LARGE FIBROIDS OPEN SURGERY IS MANDATORY.

FACT; LAPROSCOPIC SURGERY IS POSSIBLE IN EVERY CASE AT SUNRISE WE HAVE REMOVED THE WORLDS LARGEST FIBROID LAPAROSCOPICALLY (4.8KGS) WITHOUT HARMING THE UTERUS AND THE LADY WENT ON TO HAVE A HEALTHY PREGNANCY SUBSEQUENTLY.

MYTH 3; FIBROIDS ALWAYS RECURR AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT THIS.

FACT; ALTHOUGH FIBROIDS COMMONLY REOCCUR WE NOW HAVE A PROCEDURE CALLEDLAPAROSCOPIC UTERINE ARTERY LIGATION (LUAL) WHICH PREVENTS THE RECURRENCE OF FIBROIDS IN 96%PATIENTS.

MYTH 4; IF THE PATIENT HAS HAD PREVIOUS SURGERIES LAPAROSCOPY IS NOT POSSIBLE IN THE PATIENT.

FACT; LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY IS POSSIBLE IN EVERY PATIENT NO MATTER HOW MANY OPEN SURGERIES (LIKE CAESAREAN) THE PATIENT HAS UNDERGONE PREVIOUSLY THE ONLY PREREQUISTE IS THE SURGEONS EXPERTISE AND AVAILAIBILITY OF GOOD LAPAROSCOPIC EQUIPMENT.

MYTH 5; FIBROIDS CAN TURN INTO CANCER

FACT; FIBROIDS ARE NONCANCEROUS IN 99%CASES HOWEVER IN 1%CASES THEY ARE CANCEROUS.HENCE THE INCIDENCE OF CANCERS ASSOCIATED WITH FIBROIDS ARE VERY RARE.

MYTH 6;IF I DON’T HAVE HEAVY BLEEDING I DON’T NEED TO TREAT THE FIBROIDS

FACT ;FIBROIDS CAN PRESENT IN SEVERAL WAYS AND NEED TREATMENT LIKE PRESSURE ,HEAVINESS IN THE PELVIS OR INCREASED FREQUENCY OF URINATION ,CONSTIPATION,BACKACHE ,OR A LARGE MASS IN THE ABDOMEN.ALSO INFERTILITY CAN BE A VERY BIG PROBLEM DUE TO WHICH THE PATIENT NEEDS TO REMOVE FIBROIDS .RARELY FIBROIDS CAN EVEN LEAD TO KIDNEY FAILURE DUE TO THE PRESSURE EXERTED BY THEM

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