Freedom from fibroids

With more than 20 years of experience in gynaecology, the common gynaecological problem which I have encountered in women is fibroids.

Published: 08th March 2022 06:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2022 10:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

A woman should feel empowered to do what she wishes to accomplish in her life, related to career, education, her family and other things. To achieve all of these, the basic foundation is health. She needs to make sure that she takes care of her health, when she is venturing into the deep sea called life.

Women's bodies undergo so many changes and transformations. They need to understand their bodies and make timely changes in their lifestyle to achieve their goals. 

With more than 20 years of experience in gynaecology, the common gynaecological problem which I have encountered in women is fibroids. Fibroid affects almost 30 per cent of women during their reproductive phase of life.

These are benign masses (innocent) arising from the muscles of the uterus. Various theories have been associated with the origin of fibroid. The latest is that stem cells are responsible for its growth, apart from the genetic and steroid hormones.

Women present with various sizes of fibroid, and these can only by surgically removed, either laparoscopically or hysteroscopically depending on its location. Sometimes, we may have to use a combined approach to get rid of the fibroids.

At Firm Hospital, we remove the fibroid, put it inside a bag and cut it inside and then, remove it completely. Finally, we reconstruct the uterus by suturing it to get its normal configuration. I would suggest all women to have a complete health check up this International Women’s Day and if there are any fibroids, get them removed early to avoid their growth. Make health your priority this Women’s Day and make sure it does not stand in the way of your aspirations. Caring for oneself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and self-worth.

Our motto is to work with every woman personally, with our top priority being bringing a smile on her face. If a woman has problems related to her uterus like fibroids, adenomyosis, ovarian cyst, or endometriosis, we clear them by laparoscopic surgery and give her tremendous relief. If she has fertility issues, we try as much as possible to help her conceive naturally. When all tests fail and there are practically no chances of natural conception, we then resort to IVF/ICSI and make her conceive. Once she conceives, we take care of her throughout the pregnancy and she can have the delivery safely at our hospital. So, the entire journey of a woman is completed here without having to run to various hospitals. Every patient at Firm Hospitals gets individual attention from me and that’s how we are different from others!

Firm Hospitals was conceptualised as an IVF clinic to provide excellent, affordable, international quality health care for women. It is the only IVF Hospital in Chennai where both laparoscopic surgery and fertility treatment are done by the same doctor,  Dr Mala Raj.

Today’s women are knowledgeable and empowered. They need a comforting treatment facility, where patients receive individualised care.Dr Mala Raj



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