Uterus is one of the most important reproductive organ in a woman's body. It is the uterus in which the foetus grows. Any abnormal growth of tissues inside or on the surface of the uterus is called fibroids. This abnormal uterine growth can cause severe abdominal pain, heavy bleeding and can diminish your chances of getting pregnant. The best part about uterine fibroids is that they are mostly non cancerous and do not show any symptoms in many females. The fibroids are classified on the basis of their location in the uterus. Uterine Fibroids can run into family but are also caused by excess production of estrogen and progesterone hormones by the ovaries. Obesity is also linked with the fibroids so those with higher body weight have a greater chance of developing the fibroids. Keeping an ideal weight with balanced diet is one of the best way to reduce chances of getting fibroids. If you are closer to menopause and have no or little symptoms then you can wait for some time as the fibroids tend to disappear after the menopause because the production of hormones on which these fibroids feed tend to go down with the onset of menopause. Utrasound of the lower abdomen is one of the best diagnostic test to diagnose the fibroids. For further evaluation your doctor or gynaecologist may order an MRI of the Pelvis though the test is significantly more expensive than the ultrasound scan. If the fibroids are not giving you any problem then they can be safely ignored and require no treatment. Though a periodic checkup by your gynaecologist is a good idea for women who know the presence of fibroids in their uterus.
Since obesity is one of the reasons for the growth of uterine fibroids, doing regular exercise like walk and yoga can help in not only reducing the body weight but would also help in the management of uterine fibroids. In any case getting fitter is best for your mental and physical health leading to a happier you. Diet has a bigger role in reducing body weight than exercise and therefore changing your diet to include more of raw vegetables and fruits would go a long way in the treatment of uterine fibroids without resorting to medications. Medicines which control the production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone will also help in shrinking the fibroids as the fibroids feed on these hormones. If you are trying to get pregnant and the fibroids are ruining your chances then your gynaecologist may perform a surgery to remove the fibroids from the uterus. This surgery is known as myomectomy and can be done either through the abdominal route or laparoscopically. If you have completed the family and the fibroids are causing significant problems then your gynaecologist may suggest removal of the uterus itself through a surgical procedure called hysterectomy. If the gynaecologist suspects malignancy then radical hysterectomy may be done which involves the removal of the uterus, ovaries and the fallopian tubes. The hysterectomy surgery can be done either through the abdominal route or through the vaginal route and is known as Abdominal Hysterectomy and Vaginal Hysterectomy respectively. Lap Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) is the most preferred surgery for this condition..
Dr Pushpa Sethi is one of the most experienced gynaecologist in the NCR Region which includes Gurgaon having more than 40 years of experience in dealing with uterine fibroids. She has successfully treated several thousand of such patients. The cost of diagnosing the disease can be as low as Rs. 1500 for an ultrasound scan and can go up to Rs. 10,000 for an MRI scan and some blood investigations. The cost of treatment would be nil if you opt for a fitter and leaner body through exercise and diet modification. But if this does not help then you may be prescribed some medicines which do not cost a bomb. However if you are planned for myomectomy or hysterectomy surgery then the cost would be in the range of Rs. 40,000 - 75,000 depending upon the type and the extent of the surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is any day better than open surgery but is not possible in all the cases. Whether the surgery would be done using a laparoscope is best left to the wisdom of your gynaecologist. The hospital stay for myomectomy is 1-2 days while it would be 3-4 days for hysterectomy. For laparoscopic surgery the hospital stay would be reduced by atleast one day and the recovery would also be much faster. For women who have completed the family and are closer to menopause or past the menopause, there are no disadvantages of getting hysterectomy done. Infact the chances of getting cancer of the reproductive organs would disappear and is therefore preferred by most of the gynaecologists.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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