Surgery to Treat Uterine Fibroids – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on uterine fibroids. The topics discussed include: symptoms of fibroids, the different types of fibroids and the diagnosis of fibroids. Recovery after surgery and the possible complications of surgery are also covered.
Medical treatments such as the oral contraceptive pill, tranexamic acid and hormonal therapy are mentioned for patients that may need medication to reduce symptoms.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering myomectomy surgery for the removal of uterine fibroids. The different surgical procedures described are: hysteroscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic myomectomy and abdominal myomectomy. Hysterectomy as a last resort treatment is also discussed.
The treatment of uterine fibroids is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.