Uterine fibroid treatment devices are medical devices used for the treatment of uterine fibroid, non-cancerous growth in the uterus that can develop during childbearing years.Uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. However, fibroids sometimes do cause problems such as heavy/prolonged menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, and pelvic pressure or pain. They are very common and often do not cause symptoms. Uterine fibroid can lead to excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and frequent urination. Uterine fibroids majorly develop in 50% of women, which have led to increased rate of hysterectomy i.e. removal of the uterus.
About 20 to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with.If left untreated, uterine fibroid can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the symptoms will become worse. The heavy bleeding will become heavier and it may be accompanied by severe cramping. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for uterine fibroid treatment devices around the world.Uterine fibroids are generally harmless and often go away on their own. Untreated fibroids can interfere with a person’s quality of life and may lead to complications such as anemia.
Anemia is a condition when the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells to function properly.Women who experience heavy periods as a result of uterine fibroid are at a high risk for the condition. However, the condition can be treated successfully at home. The condition is easily detected with ultrasound and a saline infusion sonohysterography (a procedure to look at the inside of the uterus), and the surgery can be safely performed with no side effects. If there is no other underlying health issue, a woman may opt for a natural treatment. Although there are several treatments, the most effective one is a surgical removal of the uterine fibroid. A hysterectomy, a major operation, or both is the only option that will remove the fibroids.
The procedure requires only a small skin incision and requires minimal preparation. It is also less invasive than a hysterectomy or laparoscopy. The only complication associated with this surgery is infection. In addition to surgery, a woman can opt to have a myomectomy to remove her fibroids. Surgery is typically recommended for women who don’t wish to have children. While the procedure is risky, it will most likely not require laparotomy. Surgery is an excellent option if the condition is non-cancerous. A myomectomy is an operation to remove fibroids while preserving the uterus. For women who have fibroid symptoms and want to have children in the future, myomectomy is the best treatment option.
Uterine fibroid can be treated by surgery and medications, the surgery include for treatment of uterine fibroid are myomectomy, cryosurgery, hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization, and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) guided high-intensity focused ultrasound. While, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an effective, non-surgical method used to treat uterine fibroids in the fertile women population.