Women with uterine fibroids can opt for minimally invasive treatments

By the time they are 50, eight in 10 women develop uterine fibroids (growths in and around the uterus) which are non-cancerous, but can cause discomfort including heavy and painful menstrual cycles.

Rather than go through invasive surgeries to remove large portions of their uterus or have it taken out completely, many women sometimes choose to bear with the symptoms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2019, with the headline 'Women with uterine fibroids can opt for minimally invasive treatments'. Print Edition | Subscribe