A 37 year old woman came to me in July, 2009 with a prolapsing 8 cm. fibroid. She had been seen by her HMO doctors multiple times for heavy bleeding, had 15 ultrasounds, but nothing was done. An MRI showed an 8 cm. (grapefruit size) fibroid low in the uterus which appeared to be prolapsing (coming out of) through the cervix. Since she wanted another child, she did not want to have a hysterectomy, which was the only option she was given.
On exam, I could feel the fibroid coming through the cervix and filling the vagina. Most of the time prolapsing fibroids can be removed vaginally. Continue to see photos of her surgery. Read the rest of this entry »