16 Apr Fertility-sparing treatment for endometriosis and fibroids
It’s not surprising for women in their 20s to 40s to seek treatment for heavy periods and pelvic pain from conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids. When women are considering becoming pregnant, many will avoid seeking treatment as they are scared that surgery could result in infertility. Here’s the best Gynaecologist in India who will explain which is the best fertility-sparing treatment for uterine fibroids and endometriosis?
Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors that grow in the uterus from the muscle layers of the womb. Endometriosis is when the tissue around the uterus grows abnormally, which can create cysts on the ovaries, or cause a scar that fixes reproductive organs. Both of these conditions can cause heavy painful periods, pelvic pain, and difficulty getting pregnant, and hysterectomy can cause infertility.
Diagnosing and treating fibroids and endometriosis
Fibroids: Women typically are diagnosed with fibroids that include a pelvic ultrasound or MRI, both of which generate detailed images that show the number of fibroids a woman has and the place where they located. Treatment options depend on the size and location of the fibroids. Some women with small fibroids will not need surgery and can manage with medication. Women with large or multiple fibroids require surgery. If a woman does not want to get pregnant in the future, the uterus can be through a hysterectomy or can opt for myomectomy, an effective, minimally invasive surgery to remove fibroids.
Like fibroids, endometriosis usually is detected through pelvic tests, pelvic ultrasound, and MRI to collect detailed information about the location and size of endometriosis in the pelvis. The only way to know if you have endometriosis is to have surgery to visualize the abrasions. Treating endometriosis can be done with medication such as ibuprofen and birth control pills. If these treatments are ineffective, women who want to become pregnant in the future can opt for minimally invasive surgery called laparoscopy. The surgeon can precisely remove endometriosis tissue through small incisions in the abdomen without affecting the uterus and ovaries. Most women can go home the same day and return to work within three to seven days.
If you are concerned about future fertility when it comes to your condition or possible treatment, or when the only treatment option is radical surgery, make an appointment to talk to the best gynaecologist in India – Dr. Usha M Kumar. Fertility-sparing treatment options are available to effectively manage your condition and provide hope for future pregnancies.