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Hysterectomy solution to fibroid – Gynecologist



Hysterectomy solution to fibroid – Gynecologist

By Ikenna Osuoha

Dr. Ifeoma Azubuike, obstetrics and gynecologist at Federal Medical Center (FMC) Owerri, says hysterectomy is the permanent solution to fibroids.

She said this in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

Hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. Surgery can be done for different reasons, including uterine fibroids which cause pain, bleeding, or other problems.

Uterine prolapse is the sliding of the uterus from its normal position in the vaginal canal.

Azubuike therefore explained that the only permanent treatment for fibroids was surgery, which could be myomectomy or hysterectomy, depending on the individual’s symptoms.

The doctor also said the fibroid would likely occur again after myomectomy surgery, but treated permanently after the hysterectomy.

According to her, the main treatment is surgery, either myomectomy, knowing that it can recur, or hysterectomy, which is the definitive treatment.

She added that “fibroid surgery is advised based on an individual’s symptoms, but generally when the symptoms are life threatening, we recommend surgery.”

The gynecologist, who said some drugs can shrink fat to make surgical removal easier, noted that they start pushing again after the drugs are stopped.

“They sometimes grow back more than before. Thus, the drugs are administered with a view to surgery. Nothing has been proven to be able to completely remove fibroids.

The doctor, who said the cause remains largely unknown, however noted some risk factors, including nulliparity, obesity, hyperestrogenicity, multiparity and smoking, saying it was more. in black women.

Azubuike explained that his symptoms depended on the location of the uterus and the size as well.

“Common symptoms are heavy menstrual period, prolonged menstrual period, breakthrough bleeding, pain during intercourse, recurrent pregnancy loss, pressure symptoms when severe, lower abdominal pain and abdominal swelling. . “

She also said the disease can be asymptomatic and can be managed with both medication and surgery.

“The drugs are used for a short time or to manage particular symptoms and not to treat fibroids,” she added. (NAA)


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