Uterine submucosal fibroids prevent implantation and growth of an embryo in a woman’s uterus. This conditions is easily removed by way of a minimally invasive outpatient procedure called a hysteroscopy.
It is common for submucous fibroids – or myomas – to form and grow within a woman’s uterus during her childbearing years and cause infertility. Submucous fibroids distort and/or block a woman’s fallopian tubes making it impossible for the sperm in a woman’s cervix to travel to her uterus and fertilize her egg.During a routine digital pelvic exam, a doctor may feel the presence of submucous fibroids when the growths are causing the shape of a woman’s uterus to feel irregular or distorted.A traditional ultrasound – transabdominal or transvaginal – uses sound waves to:
- Depict the image of a woman’s uterus
- Permit the doctor to diagnose submucous fibroids
- Allow the doctor to map and measure fibroids
A doctor may order a complete blood count in order to rule out bleeding disorders or thyroid problems.Hysteroscopic myomectomyTo confirm the diagnosis of submucous fibroids, a doctor can use this minimally invasive outpatient procedure in order to access and remove fibroids by inserting a hysteroscope – a slim tubular shaped medical instrument – into a woman’s uterus by way of her vagina and cervix.HysteroscopyA small, lighted telescope – the hysteroscope – is inserted into the vagina and through the cervix into the uterus.
- The doctor injects saline into the uterus
- The saline expands the uterine cavity allowing the doctor to better examine the walls of uterus
- The doctor examines the walls of the uterus for the presence of fibroids
- The doctor examine the openings of the fallopian tubes for the presence of fibroids
Hysteroscopic MyomectomyWhen the doctor has confirmed that submucous fibroids are present within a woman’s uterus, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure known as hysteroscopic myomectomy will be performed in order for the doctor to access and remove fibroids.
- Hysteroscopic myomectomy is the preferred method of removing submucous fibroids from a woman’s uterus
- Submucous fibroids are removed by inserting a lighted, tubular medical instrument into a woman’s uterus by way of her vagina and through her cervix
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Dr. Randy S. Morris will accurately diagnose your cause of infertility and design a corrective treatment plan to help you get pregnant – sooner than later. The Doctor will customize a fertility plan for your specific needs so that you can have the baby of your dreams. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Randy S. Morris by calling 630.357.6540.