Myomectomy: How much does fibroid surgery cost in Kenya?

Uterine fibroids, fibroid surgery, myomectomy and the cost of fibroid surgery in Kenya.

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First, uterine fibroids are abnormal growth in or on the uterus. It’s a non-cancerous growth. Uterine fibroid is also known as myoma or leiomyoma.

Uterine fibroids aren’t associated with increased risk of uterine cancer. When fibroid gets bulky in mass ,it occupies the space where a baby should stay in the uterus . Fibroid affects women in child bearing age and it does not cause any visible sign and symptoms at an early stage.

Fibroid usually don’t interfere with getting pregnant, however it’s possible that fibroid could cause infertility or pregnancy loss. Fibroid increases the risk of certain pregnancy complications such as placental abruptio, fetal growth restriction and preterm delivery.
Fibroids are of different types based on it’s location in or on the uterus. Intramural fibroid found on the uterine wall, subserosal found outside the uterus, submucosal is found underneath the uterine lining and the peduculated.

Risk factors that influence the formation of fibroids.

1. Heredity
2. Race ( it’s more common in black young women)
3. Pregnancy ( due to increase production of estrogen and progesterone)
4. High body weight
5. Age ( 30 or older)

Signs and Symptoms

1.Heavy menstrual bleeding and blood clots.
2. Enlargement of the abdomen.
3. Pressure in your lower abdomen.
4. Pain during intercourse.
5. Pain in the pelvis or lower back

A myomectomy is a surgery to remove fibroids without taking out the healthy tissue of the uterus. It is best for women who wish to have children after treatment for their fibroids or who wish to keep their uterus for other reasons. You can become pregnant after myomectomy.

This procedure is considered standard of care for removing fibroids and preserving the uterus. Myomectomy has traditionally been performed through a large abdominal incision, however advances in technology have provided less invasive alternatives such as hysteroscopic and laparoscopic myomectomies. While this procedure is more invasive and time consuming for the surgeon, it affords patients the opportunity to remain fertile. A hysteroscopic myomectomy removes fibroids through the vagina.

Myomectomy: How much does fibroid surgery cost in Kenya?

Laparascopic fibroid surgery cost about Ksh60,000 Kenyan shillings or less. In Nairobi and other big cities in Kenya, fibroid surgery cost about $3,000 – $5,000 (Ksh328,950.00 – 548,250.00 Kenyan Shilling). The price of myomectomy is most private hospitals can be as high as Ksh200,000 Kenyan shillings.

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