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  Lisa Wong Gynecologist
  MBBS (Singapore)
  MRCOG (London)
  FAMS (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  RCOG Accredited Sub-Specialist - Gynecological Oncology (UK)


  Gynecologist . Women's Cancer Specialist . Laparoscopic Surgeon

  Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre - Singapore


 
 
  Uterine Fibroid Surgery

What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are non-cancerous or benign growths that develop in the uterus. As many as 30 percent of women have one or more of these tumors, which range in size from as small as a pea to as large as a melon. Most women with fibroids have no symptoms and don't need treatment. But if symptoms occur, you should seek medical attention as fibroid surgery may be required. Uterine fibroids are unlikely to shrink or disappear on their own until after menopause. After menopause, no new uterine fibroids are likely to develop, and those already present usually shrink in size.


Symptoms of Fibroids:

-Heavy Bleeding
Some women experience excessive menstrual bleeding. Some women describe soaking through sanitary protection in less than an hour, passing blood clots and being unable to leave the house during the heaviest day of flow. Treatment is essential. If this blood loss continues, you may develop anemia, or a low blood count, that can cause fatigue or lightheadedness.

-Pelvic Discomfort
Women with large fibroids may have a sense of heaviness or pressure in the lower abdomen or pelvis. This discomfort is similar to pregnancy when the enlarging uterus presses against surrounding structures.

Other possible fibroid symptoms: abdominal bloating, backache, increased menstrual cramping, constipation, infertility.


Fibroid Treatment
Most uterine fibroids require no treatment at all. If the uterine fibroids are not causing pain, bleeding or discomfort, many doctors recommend leaving them alone and monitoring them over the years. However, uterine fibroids should be removed by surgery for the reasons below. You should discuss with your surgeon on the type of surgery required and the cost to do that operation, bearing in mind that costs may differ in different hospitals. As always, it is wise to get a second opinion and comparing notes before you make such a major decision.

- they are causing uncontrollable, abnormally heavy bleeding
- they are too large and causing discomfort
- they are rapidly growing
- the fibroid grows after menopause
- there are difficulties in becoming pregnant
- symptoms of urinary tract compression are present
- the fibroids make it impossible to evaluate the appendages



Learn More About Fibroid Surgery
- Fibroids and Fibroid Surgery Video
- Myomectomy
- Harvard Health - Types of fibroid treatment?
- Mayo Clinic Health Info: Fibroid Surgery and treatment



Website
www.lisawong.com.sg
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Clinic Address
Lisa Wong Women & Gynae Oncology Centre
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #12-17
Singapore 228510
Republic of Singapore
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Appointments to see your gynecologist
Clinic Tel (+65) 6836 2008
SMS/Text (+65) 9328 2100
Fax (+65) 6836 2003
Email: appt2011@lisawong.com.sg
Mount Elizabeth Hospital Gynaecology Appointment Website



Clinic Opening Hours
Mon - Fri : 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sat : 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holidays: Closed




 


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