Navigation Links
Does Treatment of Fibroids Guarantee Fertility ?

Women choose to bear the inconvenience of abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain caused by growth of fibroids in the uterus and fore-go treatment due to fear of losing// fertility as the available treatments do not guarantee fertility.

A study conducted by physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia published in the December issue of The Female Patient, presents a case history of a 35-year-old women whose numerous fibroids formed a large mass in her pelvic area that, when initially diagnosed, was of a size comparable to a full-term pregnancy.

'Traditionally, treatment for such a large fibroid mass in the uterus has been limited to hysterectomy, because the patient would bleed extensively if an attempt was made to merely remove the fibroids.' says Jay Goldberg, M.D., MSCP, lead author and director of the Jefferson Fibroid Center at Thomas Jefferson University. 'In this particular case though, hysterectomy was not an option because the patient strongly desired future fertility and uterine preservation.'

To meet the patient’s wishes and remove the fibroids, the physicians developed a plan to perform two procedures a month apart.

The Jefferson physicians first performed a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive radiologic procedure that blocks the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid tumors. The procedure was done to reduce the blood flow within the patient’s uterus and the risk of hemorrhaging at the time of surgery.

One month later, the patient underwent an abdominal myomectomy. In this procedure, the fibroids are removed through an abdominal skin incision. After the UFE, her initially 38-week sized uterus had decreased to a 34-week size, with decreased blood flow. Eleven large fibroids were removed during the myomectomy, with minimal blood loss. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the second day post-surgery and experienced no complications.

Dr. G oldberg, who is also director, Division of General Obstetrics at Thomas Jefferson University, and his colleagues recommend the combination of procedures for women who want to preserve their uterus. 'We are noting a trend toward more women requesting uterine-preserving treatment for fibroids—even with massively enlarged uteri, and even when future fertility may not be a consideration,' they write.

Source-Eurekalert
PI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Advances in Treatment of Cataracts
2. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
3. Treatment for Menieres disease
4. Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective
5. Better Treatment for obesity
6. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
7. More People Seeking Treatment for Depression
8. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
9. Inadequate Drug Treatment For Youth
10. FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness
11. Treatment of antibiotics ineffectual in bronchitis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... female reproductive tract in which the endometrial lining of the uterus spreads ... and pain. Patients experiencing painful intercourse, painful periods, pelvic pain, or irregular ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... If you are thinking of a visit to ... in business architecture, October is the perfect time to visit. , Business Architecture Associates is ... la carte offering for individuals, as a 4-½ day package for individuals, and as 4-½ ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... prominent for-profit and nonprofit hospitals and health systems in the nation and help ... their institutions, led professional organizations and been instrumental in developing successful hospital and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dymedix® Diagnostics, ... sensors, announced today it had completed the first phase of building a global ... and rest of world (ROW) authorized dealers specializing in polysomnography accessories. The ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... ... May 23, 2017 , ... Allegheny Health Network and ... Joy D’Achille Center for Women’s Behavioral Health at West Penn Hospital , a ... for women suffering from pregnancy-related depression. Construction of the Center is underway with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... 4, 2017  Fortuna Fix Inc. (" Fortuna "), ... first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal stem ... neurodegenerative diseases. Fortuna announced today the ... Michael Fehlings , MD, PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald , ... and Professor James Giordano , PhD. "We ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 4, 2017 Clarius Mobile Health, a ... ultrasound scanners this week at the American Congress ... in San Diego, CA ... is the perfect tool for clinicians to easily ... and evaluate pregnancy-related complications like ectopic pregnancy and ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... and big data solutions, today announced that it is ... and STI Technologies Limited to lower diabetes healthcare costs ... STI,s innoviCares card, which is available throughout all provinces ... customers will be eligible for additional savings when shopping ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: