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Actress Halima Abukabar Shares Her Fibroid Story

Nollywood actress Halima Abukabar has shared details of her successful fibroid surgery in India

Halima who recently removed fibroid tumor said she decided to speak up about it, to encourage other people.

The actress shared some photos of the tumor that was removed from her body as well as photos taken during the surgery and she thanked her fans, Nollywood and family for their immense support.

 

Removal of Fibroids Myomectomy is an operation to remove fibroid tumours (myomas) from the uterus. This retains the uterus, and is an alternative treatment to hysterectomy. It is sometimes a more difficult operation than hysterectomy but preserves reproductive choice for the patient. Advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy Small incisions and less scarring Gentler handling of the body tissues and organs during the operation Less postoperative pain Less postoperative narcotic use for pain relief Shorter hospitalisation Faster overall recovery with an earlier return to normal activity How does laparoscopic myomectomy work? Preoperative preparation involves a shave and a small enema, and you will need to fast for six hours before the operation. A general anaesthetic is administered. The laparoscope and other instruments are introduced – see laparoscopic surgery for more details. The fibroid is visualised. A cut is made in the uterus and the fibroid is freed from the uterine muscle. The incision in the uterus is repaired with sutures. The fibroid is removed, usually by cutting it up into small pieces to get it out of the small incisions. The wounds are closed. Recovery after fibroid removal Immediate post-operative recovery involves an average of two days in hospital. A fifth of patients can go home late the next day after surgery, and about 80% patients are home in two days. Patients are welcome to rest in hospital for as long as they need to. One in five patients will only need tablets and not injections for postoperative pain relief. If injections are required about two are needed on average. Patients will be given as much pain relief as they request to make sure they are comfortable. A low-grade temperature is common in the first few days after surgery. The first few days at home should be taken very easily. The patient should have someone to help. Plenty of rest and fluids are advisable. Exercise your calf muscles to prevent clots. Oral pain relief such as Panadeine or Panadol may be needed, especially at night. Graded recovery over the next few weeks will occur. Gentle increasing exercise is helpful. Driving is permissible. Expect to tire easily.

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Removal of Fibroids Myomectomy is an operation to remove fibroid tumours (myomas) from the uterus. This retains the uterus, and is an alternative treatment to hysterectomy. It is sometimes a more difficult operation than hysterectomy but preserves reproductive choice for the patient. Advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy Small incisions and less scarring Gentler handling of the body tissues and organs during the operation Less postoperative pain Less postoperative narcotic use for pain relief Shorter hospitalisation Faster overall recovery with an earlier return to normal activity How does laparoscopic myomectomy work? Preoperative preparation involves a shave and a small enema, and you will need to fast for six hours before the operation. A general anaesthetic is administered. The laparoscope and other instruments are introduced – see laparoscopic surgery for more details. The fibroid is visualised. A cut is made in the uterus and the fibroid is freed from the uterine muscle. The incision in the uterus is repaired with sutures. The fibroid is removed, usually by cutting it up into small pieces to get it out of the small incisions. The wounds are closed. Recovery after fibroid removal Immediate post-operative recovery involves an average of two days in hospital. A fifth of patients can go home late the next day after surgery, and about 80% patients are home in two days. Patients are welcome to rest in hospital for as long as they need to. One in five patients will only need tablets and not injections for postoperative pain relief. If injections are required about two are needed on average. Patients will be given as much pain relief as they request to make sure they are comfortable. A low-grade temperature is common in the first few days after surgery. The first few days at home should be taken very easily. The patient should have someone to help. Plenty of rest and fluids are advisable. Exercise your calf muscles to prevent clots. Oral pain relief such as Panadeine or Panadol may be needed, especially at night. Graded recovery over the next few weeks will occur. Gentle increasing exercise is helpful. Driving is permissible. Expect to tire easily.

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God is good ?fibroid is not a joke /Repost @medicaltalks 72 pounds ovarian serous cystadenoma (swipe over)! This young female, in her early 20’s, with 11 months of clinical evolution, presented in the clinic with huge abdomen. She was overweight and though at first she was gaining weight. It took her 6 months to seek medical attention. Following a CT scan and ultrasonography, she was diagnosed and operated. Serous cystadenoma is the most common benign ovarian neoplasm, lined with Fallopian tube-like epithelium and often presents bilaterally. Bilateral oophorectomy was done to remove the mega 72 pounds (approximately 33kg) cystadenoma on her left ovary and a 10×10 cm teratoma (dermoid cyst) on the right ovary that grew for an 11-month period. Surgery was successful and she was discharged shortly after. Credit @erikhv”

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