In what can be said one of the rare cases, 50 tumours were detected in the uterus of a woman. The lady in her early 30s was suffering from heavy menstrual blood loss for years. A team of doctors in Itanagar led by senior gynaecologist Dr Posting Bayang successfully removed all the tumours.
Doctors carried out the surgery at Rama Krishna Mission Hospital. On investigations, it was found that she had multiple benign tumours in her uterus known as Myomas, Mr Bayang said on Saturday. "As she was in her early 30s and unmarried, we went for the risky uterus preserving surgery known as Myomectomy," he said.
Earlier, she had consulted doctors at various places where she had mostly been advised to undergo Hysterectomy, removal of the entire uterus. "The three-hour operation was successfully done on August 15. The patient recovered well and has been discharged from the hospital," the doctor said. Because of heavy menstrual blood loss, the woman was anaemic and had taken multiple blood transfusions before. Earlier, Mr Bayang and his team had successfully removed 17 and 24 tumours from two patients.
Meanwhile, heavy or prolonged flow during that time of the month can also be due to various health issues such as hormonal imbalance, fibroid, polyps in uterus or cervix, ovarian cysts and even cancer. Intake of iron and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits can ease your pain. Also do not forget to include green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.
(With PTI inputs)