Fibroid removal

What is fibroid removal?

Many fibroids do not require treatment. When treatment is required, the fibroids may be removed through the cervix (hysteroscopic fibroid resection), laparoscopically (laparoscopic myometomy), or through a laparotomy (horizontal incision on the abdomen).

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Heavy periods

Typically women may menstruate (bleed) for 2-5 days, and lose around 30-40ml of blood. Abnormally heavy bleeding is when: your periods last longer than 7 days; the volume is more than 80ml; there is flooding or clotting; you are anaemic. Find out more

Prolonged periods

If your period lasts more than 7 days, you have prolonged bleeding. The term is often used synonymously with menorrhogia (heavy bleeding), but is more descriptive of periods that go on for an annoyingly long time. Find out more



Fibroids are common benign tumours of the wall of the uterus. Fibroids may cause symptoms if they grow to more than 5cm. They may put pressure on structures around the uterus such as the bladder or bowel, causing frequent urination or constipation. Occasionally they cause pain. Find out more