Gynecological oncologyMyoma of Uterus / Uterine Myoma
Renai hospital’s gynecological department, in addition to offering Uterine Myoma observation, performs Uterine Myoma removal via a minimally invasive surgery.
What is a Uterine Myoma?
A uterine myoma is a kind of mesenchymal (smooth muscle) tumor in the wall of the uterus. The Myomas vary in size and number, are most often slow growing and usually cause no symptoms.
Those Mymoas that don’t produce symptoms do not need to be treated but do need to be checked on a regular basis.
The Myomas that do cause symptoms (approximately 25% of all myomas) require medical intervention.
Uterine Myoma symptoms include:
Pelvic pain and pressure
Weight gain or an abnormally enlarged abdomen
Pressure on the bladder or bowel
Pain in the back of the legs
Pain during sexual intercourse
If you have any of the above symptoms please schedule an appointment！！！
Who is at risk and what are the causes of uterine myomas?
The causes of Uterine Myomas are not fully understood, some research suggests that uterine myomas are less common in women who have had at least two children. Some doctors suggest that genes are also important factors.
Renai Hospital’s gynecological department offers a minimally invasive surgical removal for uterine myomas.
The surgery is done with an endoscope that can easily reach different angles and directions in the uterus. With this kind of surgery, the recovery time is much shorter than that of open surgery.
What are Ovarian Cysts?
Ovarian cysts are small fluid filled sacs that develop on a woman’s ovaries. . The most common type of ovarian cyst is a functional cyst.
Most ovarian cysts do not cause any symptoms, are not cancerous, and go away on their own.However, if you have the following symptoms, please schedule an appointment with one of our gynecologists:
Pressure, swelling, or pain in the abdomen
Dull ache in the lower back and thighs
Problems passing urine completely
Pain during sex
Pain during your period
Nausea or vomiting
If you have these symptoms, get help right away:
Pain with fever and vomiting
Sudden, severe abdominal pain
Faintness, dizziness, or weakness
Who is at risk and what are the causes of ovarian cysts?
The following are risk factors for developing ovarian cysts:
History of previous ovarian cysts
Irregular menstrual cycles
Increased upper body fat distribution
Early menstruation (11 years or younger)
Infertility treatment with gonadotropin medications
Tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer
Cigarette smoking also increases the risk of functional ovarian cysts.
Birth control pill use decreases the risk of developing ovarian cysts because they prevent the ovaries from producing eggs during ovulation.
Renai hospital’s gynecological department offers treatment for Ovarian Cysts
If you have a cyst, you may need to wait and have a second exam in 1 to 3 months. When you return for the check up, the doctor will check see if the cyst has changed in size. check to see if the cyst has changed in size. This is a common treatment option for women who:
Are in their childbearing years
Have no symptoms
Have a fluid-filled cyst
It may be an option for postmenopausal women.
Surgery- the gynecologist may recommend removing the cyst if you are post menopausal or if it:
Doesn't go away after several menstrual cycles
Looks odd on the ultrasound
The two main surgeries are:
If you keep forming functional cysts, your doctor may prescribe birth control pills to stop you from ovulating.