Uterine fibroid treatment depends on the following factors:
Extent of disease
Severity of symptoms like pain.
Desire for child bearing
The different treatment options include medication, surgery, hysterectomy (laparoscopic, open & vaginal) and myomectomy. Therefore, the cost associated with laparoscopy varies depending on multiple factors. Please call us or provide us your details, along with a description of your problem to get a better idea of the cost.
Treatment is not always necessary especially if there are no symptoms or they do not affect your everyday activities. In such conditions medication can suffice. The medication can be aimed towards two results a) recess the effect of symptoms or b) shrink the fibroids.
If medication is ineffective & the symptoms do not recede in severity thus surgery should be considered. Hysterectomy & Laparoscopy the two main procedures are discussed below.
A hysterectomy should be considered if you have large fibroids or severe bleeding and you don't wish to have any more children since it involves removal of the womb. It's an effective way of preventing fibroids coming back. The side effects of this procedure can include early menopause and a loss of libido (sexual drive). But the later only occurs when ovaries are removed.
If you wish to have children then the suitable option would be myomectomy. It is surgery where the fibroids are removed from the wall of the womb. But it is important to note that a myomectomy may not be the answer to all types of fibroids. Your gynecologist can evaluate the suitability based on the size, position & number of fibroids. You will require to spend few days in the hospital to recover after the surgery