Which Fibroid Treatment Is Best In Nigeria?


Fibroids are a common reproductive disease in women between 16 and 50. While there are various treatment paths, finding a cost-effective and tailored treatment is essential.



With over years of experience and world-class training in female reproductive health, trust Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions to provide less invasive treatment options for fibroids. This article aims to discuss the best fibroid treatment in Nigeria, everything you need to know about fibroids and how Minimally Invasive Surgical Solutions provides expert, less invasive surgeries.



What is fibroids?


Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in or around the muscles of the uterus or womb. These growths are sometimes called leiomyomas. Most women are asymptomatic and are not aware that they have fibroids.



Symptoms of fibroids 


The women who show symptoms may experience the following:

  • Heavy and painful periods
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Lower back pain 
  • Constipation
  • Pain during sex
  • Anaemia
  • Spotting between menstrual periods



Since not all women may have these symptoms, Carrying out routine gynaecological check-ups with your doctor is essential. Visit the MISS to check for available gynaecological check-ups and tests. 



Causes of fibroids


The exact cause of fibroids remains unknown. However, research has shown a link to the female hormone, oestrogen. Fibroids tend to shrink when a woman attains menopause (around 50) due to the low oestrogen levels.



Types of fibroid


Fibroids grow in different parts of the womb. They also vary in size, with some as little as green peas and as large as young watermelons. 


The main types of fibroids include:


  • Intermural fibrosis: The most common type of fibroid develops in the uterus's muscular wall.
  • Subserosal fibroids: These fibroids develop outside the uterus into the pelvis region. 
  • Submucosal fibroids: This fibroid grows in the muscle layer between the inner lining of the womb and the cavity of the womb.
  • Pedunculated fibroids: Some subserosal and Su mucosal fibroids attach to the womb through a stalk.



How to treat fibroids 


There isn't a standard treatment for fibroids because it depends on the type of fibroid, the woman's age, and several other factors. While medicines can easily shrink some fibroids, some women may need a surgical process to remove fibroids. There are two main surgical processes to treat fibroids, and they include:



A hysterectomy is a surgical process to remove the entire womb. This is the best treatment if you have large fibroids and do not wish to bear children. Women with severe bleeding also need a hysterectomy. A specialist can carry out a hysterectomy through the vagina, which is minimally invasive or through the abdomen (tummy).






This surgery removes the fibroids from the wall of the uterus. This is a better alternative if you want to have children. However, a myomectomy isn't suitable for every type of fibroids. This is why you must consult a specialist to weigh your options.


Depending on the size and position of your fibroid, the specialist doctor will either make small incisions on your tummy (keyhole surgery) or a large incision (open surgery).



Non-surgical procedures 


Non-surgical procedures are minimally invasive. They include:


  • Laparoscopy: This is done by removing your fibroid through a process known as morcellation. The specialist will use a camera to view the inner section of the abdomen. 


  • Uterine artery embolisation: This is usually recommended for women with large fibroids. A radiologist blocks the blood supply to the fibroid, causing them to shrink.


  • Endometrial ablation: This minor surgery involves removing the lining of the womb. It reduces heavy bleeding. They use laser therapy or a heated wire loop to remove the affected womb lining.


  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) uses ultrasound therapy to heat and kill fibrosis tissues. 



Expert treatment with minimal cuts


Minimally Invasive Surgical  Solutions helps women regain their reproductive health. They have the best fibroid treatment to ensure you have a successful fibroid removable without excess bleeding or complication.


Some of their services include:


  • Fibroids removal 
  • General medicine 
  • Gynaecological treatment 
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Paediatric surgery


For a virtual tour of their facility, visit their website.


Contact Information:

Address: 33F, Oba Akinjobi Way, Ikeja GRA, Lagos State, Nigeria

Phone: (+234) 81 777 88 223, (+234) 1 888 5515

Email: [email protected]

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