Doctors remove fibroid weighing 2.75 kg from 36-year-old woman’s uterus


Mumbai: A team of doctors have successfully removed a fibroid weighing 2.75 kg from the uterus of a 36-year-old woman at a civic-run hospital in Mumbai.

The woman was operated at Cooper Hospital in suburban Juhu late last month after being admitted with a lump in abdomen and pain, a senior doctor said on Monday.

“The patient visited our OPD on March 18 with complaints of heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) since one year and lump in abdomen like she was seven months pregnant. She appeared weak due to which she was unable to take care of her two children,” said Dr Ganesh Shinde, dean of the municipal hospital.

“Medical tests revealed her haemoglobin was low. So we decided to boost her haemoglobin level and then we performed the operation after 10 days, which lasted for almost two hours,” said Shinde, a gynaecologist who led the team of doctors which performed the surgery.

The surgery was performed with minimal blood loss and when uterus was removed, it weighed 2.75 kg studded…

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