Uterine Fibroids

“Conquering Uterine Fibroids one Step at a Time”

Uterine fibroids are becoming increasingly common among women worldwide. Many women may have uterine fibroids without being aware of them, as they may not show any symptoms. However, a lot of women may face uncomfortable symptoms due to fibroids. Hence, fibroids affect every woman differently. It is, therefore, important to understand what fibroids are, how they may affect your life, and what can be done about them.

At Giggles Hospitals, we do our best to educate women about their condition and guide them in managing it efficiently. 

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths that occur in a woman’s uterus. These are non-cancerous growths that may or may not cause any symptoms. These are also known as leiomyomas or myomas. Uterine fibroids can be found in varying sizes from being very tiny to very large.

Around 40-80% of women worldwide suffer may have had uterine fibroids at some point in their life. Women must be aware of the symptoms and complications that fibroids may cause and promptly seek medical care if they think they may have them.


Many uterine fibroids may be small and asymptomatic. However, uterine fibroids can present a range of symptoms in women, including the following:

  1. A feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen/bloating.
  2. Anaemia due to heavy bleeding
  3. Bleeding between periods
  4. Chronic vaginal discharge
  5. Constipation
  6. Frequent urination  or difficulty emptying the bladder
  7. Heavy and painful menstrual period
  8. Increased abdominal distention
  9. Lower back pain
  10. Painful sexual intercourse

Uterine fibroids affect every woman differently. It is therefore important to be aware of your symptoms if you suffer from uterine fibroids and discuss them with your healthcare provider.


Researchers do not know a specific cause behind the occurrence of uterine fibroids. These mostly affect women of reproductive age. Certain factors may increase the risk factors of getting uterine fibroids. These include:

  • Diet
  • Environmental factors
  • Extracellular matrix (ECM)
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hormones
  • Obesity
  • Reproductive Age

Diagnosing Uterine Fibroids at Giggles Hospital, Women And Children Hospital in Vizag

Based on the patient’s symptoms, physical exam and a review of medical history, doctors may run the following tests to confirm the diagnosis of uterine fibroids:

  1. MRI
  2. CT Scan
  3. Ultrasound
  4. Pelvic exam
  5. Hysteroscopy
  6. Biopsy
  7. Hysterosalpingography (HSG)
  8. Sonohysterography
  9. Laparoscopy

Our experienced doctors will ensure that they perform all the required tests using the latest technology and advanced methods to give the patients an accurate diagnosis which is a key factor in proper treatment. 

Treatment for Uterine Fibroids at Giggles Hospital

The treatment plan for Uterine fibroids will depend on several factors, including the  size, location, and symptoms of the fibroids, as well as the patient’s overall health and personal preferences. In case the fibroids are small and asymptomatic, our doctors may suggest following a “wait and watch” approach. In some cases, medications may be enough to treat the fibroids. Sometimes doctors will need to intervene using non-invasive methods. However, in some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. Surgery may be done using minimally invasive or traditional methods, depending on the specific case. 

Here are the main treatment approaches that our doctors may take for treating uterine fibroids: 

  • Watchful waiting
  • Medications
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Myomectomy
  • Hysterectomy surgery
  • MRI
  • Endometrial Ablation

Why Choose Giggles Hospitals?

Looking for effective treatment options for uterine fibroids? Visit Giggles Hospital, Best women’s hospital near me and let our expert team provide you with personalised care and support. Trust our experienced specialists to guide you toward a path of renewed well-being and improved quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 

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Dr. Batchu Sowdamini

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Frequently Asked Questions

This can be different for every patient. The doctor will need to evaluate the fibroid and see if it is large enough or causing complications that mandate removal.

Although not always, fibroids can shrink at times in women who have reached menopause.

In general uterine fibroids do not affect fertility in most cases. However, it is important to consult with your doctor if you have uterine fibroids and you are planning for a baby to reduce the risk of complications. 

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths. However, in extremely rare circumstances, a uterine fibroid may turn cancerous. So, it is important to regularly consult your doctor and inform them of any change in symptoms if you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. 

All medical procedures and treatments carry a risk of complications or side effects. Medications or surgery can pose certain risks. Patients must discuss any concerns they have regarding a treatment procedure with the doctors.