When a fibroid is very large it may occur across a number of locations. That is, it may be both in the muscle wall and the inside of the uterus. The location fibroids may have more of an effect on your symptoms that the actual size. For example, a small 1cm fibroid completely inside the uterus may cause heavy bleeding while a 5cm fibroid on the outside may cause no symptoms at all. The size, location, and your symptoms will help determine the most appropriate treatment options.
Treatment for fibroids will depend on the number, size and location of the fibroids. Treatment is divided into three groups:
Dr Budden has undergone extensive training in the management of fibroids and is particularly adept at laparoscopic and hysteroscopic removal. He can discuss your options with you and create a plan for your care.