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Anju Basu - Wellington Gynaecologist

Private Service, Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Fibroids are generally noncancerous growths or tumours from the muscular part of the uterus (womb); sometimes they are also called myomas. Fibroids may be very small (about 5mm) or can grow to be quite large (about 100mm).
Many women with fibroids do not notice any symptoms and will not need treatment, whereas others may experience problems such as painful and heavy periods, pressure symptoms of bladder and bowel. Treatment includes surgical removal which in some cases can be done laparoscopically. Sometimes medication is prescribed to shrink the fibroids' size.

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