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do i need to do surgery for fibroids

By Anonymous May 15, 2012 - 6:50am
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what is the best solution for uterine fibroids. is it surgery or natural medicine.i am 35 years married for 10 years but i could not conceive.my doctor said i have to do surgery which i am afraid of.if i should undergo surgery to remove the fibroids what is my chance of getting pregnant after the surgery.

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Hi Anonymous

Thanks for your post and welcome!I'm sorry that you are having so much trouble with fibroids and that nothing has worked so far.

Regarding surgery:

Surgery is considered if:

  • The uterus becomes extremely large.
  • The fibroids are interfering with fertility.
  • Symptoms are severe.

Surgical procedures include:


Myomectomy is the removal of the fibroids only and leaving the uterus intact. This can be done by:

  • Open surgery that involves a single large abdominal incision
  • Laparoscopy —using a lighted fiberoptic tube and requiring only a few small incisions
  • Hysteroscopy—which involves the insertion of a hysteroscope through the cervix into the uterine cavity

Because it preserves the uterus, myomectomy is commonly performed on younger women who may want to have children. However, conceiving may still be hard. The surgery is less successful if there are many fibroids, because some may grow back.

Uterine Fibroid Ablation

An alternative to surgical removal, uterine fibroid ablation (also called myolysis) uses heat to disrupt the blood supply to the fibroid. This causes the fibroid to shrink.

Anon, you can read a lot more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/uterine-fibroids/treatments

Unfortunately we cannot tell you your chances of pregnancy if you do have surgery. It will depend on how the surgery goes, your fertility levels and your health in general. This is something that you really do need to discuss this with your surgeon BEFORE surgery.

I hope this helps!


May 15, 2012 - 9:18am
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