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Should I get my uterus removed?

Q: I am a 55 years old female having 3 small fibroids and the largest measures 21 X 18 mm. My left ovary has a cyst of 36 X30 mm and some fibroid strands and debris have also been found in it. The doctor has asked me to get my uterus removed to permanently solve this problem. I don't have any problem with the removal of the uterus but I have certain doubts since I have suffered from a miscarriage once. Please guide.

A:The fibroids are innocuous and not likely to require any treatment except an annual check-up. The cyst in the ovary should be reassessed soon after the next period clears. If it persists, a laparoscopy and removal should be considered. This will also provide invaluable insights on the previous pregnancy losses.


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