Fibroid Treatment In Dubai
What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths on the uterus that typically appear during a woman’s reproductive years. Also known as leiomyomas, the fibroids are made up of smooth muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus.
The symptoms that these growths can give depends on many factors . They may interfere with the natural fertilization process and even increase the risk of miscarriage. Therefore, if you are diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you must seek an experienced gynecologist for fibroid treatment in Dubai.
What are the causes and risk factors of fibroid?
Endocrine disorders are a common risk factor for fibroid. In this condition, the endocrine system doesn’t function properly and produces hormones incorrectly. The abnormal production of two hormones – estrogen, and progesterone, seems to stimulate fibroid growth along the uterine lining. But such fibroids usually shrink when these hormones are reduced during menopause.
Sometimes, inherited genetic mutations can also give rise to fibroids. For instance, If your mother or sister had fibroids, you’re at a greater risk of developing them.
The risk of developing uterine fibroids is higher among women who are between 30 and 40 years. In addition, women who have never conceived are at a greater threat of having fibroid.
If you don’t consume enough green vegetables, fruit, or dairy products but frequently eat red meat, you are at a greater risk of developing fibroids. Obesity also increases the risk of developing fibroids.
Extracellular matrix (ECM)
ECM is the protein that stores growth factors and makes cells stick together. Excessive deposition of ECM promotes the growth of fibroids and makes them bulky and fibrous.
What are the types of fibroids?
Submucosal fibroids are the ones that grow inside the uterine space (cavity) where a baby grows during pregnancy. These fibroids extend down into the cavity in the middle of the uterus.
Intramural fibroids are embedded into the uterus wall itself. These are the most frequent type of fibroid that grows along the womb’s muscular wall.
Subserosal fibroids originate outside the uterus wall. These are connected closely and can grow to a large area.
Pedunculated fibroids are also located on the outside wall of the uterus. These are the least common type of fibroids that are connected to the uterus with a thin stem.
What are the symptoms of fibroid growth?
Fibroids may cause side effects such as
How can fibroids be treated?
The treatment for fibroids depends on the following factors:
In moderate to severe cases, fibroids are treated with the help of medication or surgery.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications can help manage fibroids symptoms like painful and irregular menstrual cycle and pelvic pressure or discomfort. There are newly available medications believed to reduce the fibroid size
- Conservative Myomectomy; these types of surgery will remove the fibroids, without affecting the future fertility status. Can be done through Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy or Laparotomy.
An abdominal myomectomy involves making an incision in the abdomen in order to get access to the uterus and remove the fibroids safely. But a Hysteroscopic myomectomy is performed through the vagina and may not require incisions. Laparoscopic Myomectomy is performed through a small abdominal incision .
2. Radical treatment , through Hysterectomy, means removing the whole uterus , and this will result in permanent loss of fertility.
Based on your diagnosis, our gynecologist can suggest the best approach for your fibroid removal.
Why choose Dr Amal for fibroid treatment in Dubai?
Dr. Amal is the best gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon for fibroid treatment in Dubai. She has more than 20 years of experience in treating infertility-related gynecology conditions. She is highly trained and is revered for her caring and discrete approach toward patients. To this date, she has helped thousands of women overcome infertility caused by disorders like fibroids. So if you are looking for fibroid removal surgery, you can book an appointment with her.