Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Dubai
Understanding Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids, as frequently called as leiomyomas, or myomas, are the most common solid pelvic tumors of the genital tract in women. They are benign (non-cancerous) tumor arising from uterine wall (muscle layer).
Approx. 50–70% of reproductive age women may be afflicted with uterine myomas, typically occurring in the fourth and fifth decade of life.
Fibroids can develop as a cluster or single nodule (one growth). Fibroid clusters can be as small as 1 mm, as big as 20 cm (8 inches), or even more. They can grow to become the size of a watermelon, for reference. These growths may appear outside the uterus, main chamber, or wall. Fibroids’ size, quantity, and placement in and on your uterus can vary.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
The symptoms of uterine fibroids can vary depending on the size, number, and location of the growths. Some women may experience no symptoms at all, while others may have:
Who is likely to get Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids can develop in any woman of reproductive age, but certain factors may increase the risk of their occurrence. Here are some factors that can contribute to an increased risk of developing uterine fibroids:
Age: The risk of developing fibroids tends to peak in a woman’s 30s and 40s and then starts to decrease. They are less common before the onset of menstruation and typically shrink after menopause.
Family History: If you have a close family member, such as a mother or sister, who has had fibroids, your risk may be higher. Genetic factors play a role in the development of fibroids.
Ethnicity: Studies have shown that certain ethnic groups, particularly women of African descent, have a higher prevalence of uterine fibroids. These women also tend to develop fibroids earlier and may experience more severe symptoms.
Hormonal Factors: Estrogen and progesterone, the hormones involved in the menstrual cycle, are known to promote the growth of fibroids. Women with hormonal imbalances or excessive estrogen levels may have an increased risk.
Obesity: Being obese can raise the chance of developing fibroids. Fat cells produce additional estrogen, which can contribute to the growth of fibroids.
Nulliparity: Women who have never given birth (nulliparous) may have a slightly higher risk of developing fibroids.
Other Factors: Certain lifestyle and medical factors, such as a sedentary lifestyle, consuming more red meat and fewer fruits and vegetables, and a history of pelvic infections, may also contribute to an increased risk.
It is important to note that while these factors may increase the likelihood of developing fibroids, many women without any of these risk factors can still develop uterine fibroids.
Do You Know?
- Oral contraceptives do not increase the presence or growth of fibroids.
- The risk of fibroids increases 21 % with each 10 kg increase in body weight.
- Red meat and ham increase the incidence of fibroids, while green vegetables decrease.
Detailed Fibroid mapping is essential for Surgeons to plan treatment and approach. It helps define what can be expected at surgery, and might help the surgeon avoid missing fibroids during surgery.
- Ultrasound (USG): Transabdominal or trans-vaginal USG
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Fibroids Treatment In Dubai
Following treatment options are available for symptomatic Uterine fibroids:
Dr. Pranjali understands the physical and emotional impact uterine fibroids can have on a woman’s life. Her expertise and commitment to patient care offer effective options for fibroids treatment in Dubai tailored to each individual’s needs.
Dr. Pranjali, fibroid specialist in Dubai is a trained laparoscopic surgeon in Dubai, with vast experience in Laparoscopic removal of fibroid (Laparoscopic myomectomy). Only in exceptional cases, would she recommend hysterectomy for fibroids.
Pranjali's Approach to Uterine Fibroids treatment in Dubai
As a compassionate gynaecologist, Dr. Pranjali, fibroid specialist in Dubai takes a comprehensive approach to patient care. She thoroughly evaluates each patient’s medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic tests. Based on this evaluation, she plans laparoscopic removal of fibroids.
Dr. Pranjali believes in open communication, ensuring that her patients are well-informed and actively involved in their treatment decisions.
Dr. Pranjali, fibroid specialist in Dubai offers compassionate care and expertise for fibroids treatment in Dubai. With this innovative and minimally invasive procedure, many women have found relief from fibroid-related symptoms, improving their overall quality of life.
Contact Dr. Pranjali today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier future.