Fibroids are benigen tumours of the uterus made up of fibrous tissue. They arise in the Myometrium, protrude in the uterine cavity or outside the uterus. Their size varies from 1 to 30 cm or even more.
When fibroids are present in the myometrium pelvic pain, heavy uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and infertility are the chief symptoms. It is better to remove fibroids surgically ( Myomectomy ) before starting fertility treatment. When fibroids are less than 5 cm and less than 3 in number can be removed by LAPROSCOPY. (LAP-MYOMECTOMY) women with fibroids and infertility have a good chance of conception after Myomectomy. Sometimes these myomas regrow and may need repeated surgery