Successful Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Saves Pakistani Expat With Large Fibroids

Dr. Humera Raees, Specialist Obstetrician and Laparoscopic Gynecologist and Ms. Saadia, patient

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Women are prone to many Gynecological issues and usually see a doctor complaining of painful cramps, severe abdominal pain, or heavy and/or prolonged bleeding between periods that could lead to a more serious illness. 

Ms. Saadia, a 46 year old from Pakistan visited Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department complaining of heavy period and severe pain during her menstruation for the last five years.

Following the laboratory and investigation tests carried out by her treating doctor Dr. Humera Raees, Specialist Obstetrician and Laparoscopic Gynecologist, it was confirmed she had multiple fibroids. Her womb was filled by fibroids of varying sizes and the inner layer of the womb was thickened. After ruling out cancer by doing the Hysteroscopy guided endometrial sampling, a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy was successfully performed by Dr. Raees  and her team wherein the womb full of fibroids were removed by a key-hole surgery. The operation took about two hour and half hours.

Dr. Humera Raees stated, “The risk is higher with her age and the symptoms she had for long. She may have continued to bleed heavily; she could be anemic and continuously have painful menstrual cycle that may disrupt her day to day activities. Her inner layer of the womb had extensively thickened, and that may have led to cancer. Saadia is doing well post her surgery and feeling better, comfortable, pain free and carrying out daily activities.”

Ms. Saadia was very thankful to the medical team and said “After several years of experiencing severe painful cramps, now I am totally feeling better. I am able to do my activities and I’m grateful to Dr. Humera and her team for taking care of me.”

Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus, the symptoms will become worse and fibroids can increase pain and the heavy bleeding will become heavier and it may be accompanied by severe cramping.

A Fibroids and Endometriosis Clinic is available at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah. This clinic helps treat women’s health issue like Fibroids, Fibroids and Infertility treatment, Myomectomy Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Fibroid removal Surgery treatment 24/7.

About Zulekha Healthcare Group:

Zulekha Healthcare Group is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare. Today the Zulekha Healthcare Group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and four pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 30 disciplines. The Group has a multidisciplinary Hospital in India – Alexis. Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practices, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society.