I have a myoma, what should I do?

99% of myomas are benign tumours, so you should not be scared. You must go to a Unit Specialized in Myomas, where expert professionals in this pathology can give you orientation about your situation in a personalized way.

It will not always be necessary to treat them. And surgery will not always be necessary.

The main problem that myomas can give you, if you are not yet a mother, is that they can grow over time, which is usually the most common. In these cases it is usually convenient to treat the myoma to prevent it from growing and from leading to fertility problems later, apart from the fact that it may avoid getting to have very large myomas, which are more difficult to treat; and surgery leaves scars in the uterus that can also affect fertility The preventive treatment of myomas is done by radiofrequency.

In other cases, myomas give bleeding symptoms, because of their location in the uterus, near or inside the cavity. This type of myoma, depending on their size, is usually inaccessible to surgery, and in them, the technique that allows solving the problem of bleeding, by reducing the volume of the myoma, is radiofrequency.

A woman can have one or several myomas. The symptoms produced can also be one or several:

– Abundant menstrual bleeding or inter menstrual bleeding

-Anaemia

-Pelvic pain

-Infertility

-Repeated miscarriages

There are various forms of treatment for myomas. Surgery solves many of the cases in which myomas require a medical solution. But on many occasions, surgery cannot achieve complete removal of the myomas, with the consequent worsening or lack of solution of the symptoms provoked. On the other hand, surgery on the uterus in order to remove myomas may further affect fertility in some cases, due to the scar that is caused in the uterus.

There are different techniques which are alternative to surgery. Currently, radiofrequency is the first choice among them, because of the patient’s comfort, because it does not require hospital admission, because of the low rate of complications, because it does not need postoperative control, etc.