Uterus Fibroid & Ovarian Cyst Removal

Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts are common conditions affecting women’s reproductive health. While they may not always cause symptoms, they can sometimes lead to discomfort, pain, or other complications.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts typically involves a combination of medical history review, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. Here’s an overview of the diagnostic process:

1

Medical History and Physical Examination

Dr Chang will ask about your symptoms, menstrual history, and any relevant medical conditions.

2

Imaging Tests

Ultrasounds, MRIs or CT scans may be used to identify the presence, size, and location of fibroids and ovarian cysts.

3

Blood Tests

Blood tests may be ordered to check hormone levels (such as estrogen, progesterone, and follicle-stimulating hormone) or to assess for signs of anaemia if heavy menstrual bleeding is present.

4

Biopsy (if necessary)

In some cases, a biopsy may be performed to further evaluate abnormal tissue growths or to rule out other conditions, particularly if there are concerns about cancer.

Treatment Options

Treatment options vary depending on the size, location, and symptoms associated with these growths. Removal of uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts can be done through several methods, including:
  • Medication

    In some cases, hormonal medications such as birth control pills or GnRH agonists may be prescribed to shrink fibroids or cysts or alleviate associated symptoms.

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures

    Techniques such as laparoscopic surgery may be used to remove fibroids or cysts while preserving the uterus and ovaries.

  • Surgical Removal

    For larger fibroids or cysts that cannot be managed with medication or minimally invasive procedures, traditional surgery may be necessary. For severe cases, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or oophorectomy (removal of one or both ovaries) may be recommended.

  • Endometrial Ablation

    This procedure is specifically for treating heavy menstrual bleeding caused by conditions like fibroids. It involves destroying the lining of the uterus to reduce or stop menstrual flow.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, or are having difficulty conceiving, schedule a consultation with Dr Chang for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan.

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