Contact Information
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Sat
9:00am ~ 5:00pm
8:30am ~ 1:00pm
Tel:
Fax:
(65) 6255 2823
(65) 6255 7073
Emergency Tel:
(65) 6535 8833
After Office Hours

04-08 Thomson Medical Centre
339 Thomson Road
Singapore 307 667
Management of Fibroids
Fibroids are benign muscle swellings in the uterus (womb). They are very common and are estimated to occur in about 20% of women. Very rarely does a fibroid develop into cancer.

Many women with fibroids do not experience any symptoms. However, depending on the number, size and location of the fibroids in the womb, they may cause symptoms such as heavy periods or menstrual cramps.

Sometimes, due to the location of a fibroid, it can exert pressure on the urinary bladder, resulting in difficulty passing urine.

Uterine fibroids are also associated with difficulties in conception.
Treatment Options
Your doctor may not recommend any treatment if the fibroid is small and not causing any problems. You may only need regular check-ups to monitor any change in size of the fibroid.
  • If you have symptoms such as painful or heavy periods, medication can be given to control them.
  • Medication can also be given to shrink the size of the fibroids. Such medication is temporary and usually not a long-term solution.
  • Reducing the size of the fibroid(s) either by decreasing the blood supply (Embolization) or by physical reduction in fibroid size using MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)-guided ultrasound treatment is available.
  • If medication fails or the fibroids are too big or grow too rapidly in size, then surgery can be considered. Surgery can be either an operation to remove the fibroid(s) only (Myomectomy), or an operation to remove the uterus together with the fibroids (Hysterectomy).
Detailed Services Information
Family planning / Contraception Laparoscopy
Management of Endometriosis Management of Fibroids
NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) OSCAR