Fibroids affect at least a third of women which is no surprise that every now and then a celebrity will come forward and document her struggle which these usually non-cancerous tumors. FKA Twigs is the latest celebrity to recently discuss her struggle with uterine fibroids. The singer stated the following on Instagram,
I am a very private person as u all know and I have gone back and forth in my mind whether to share that this year I have been recovering from laparoscopic surgery to remove 6 fibroid tumours from my uterus. the tumours were pretty huge, the size of 2 cooking apples, 3 kiwis and a couple of .
a fruit bowl of pain everyday. the nurse said that the weight and size was like being 6 months pregnant.
I tried to be brave but it was excruciating at times and to be honest I started to doubt if my body would ever feel the same again.
Read more on her struggle as well as her encouraging words to other women struggling with uterine fibroids here.
A laparoscopic surgical procedure is a less invasive operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions with the aid of a camera. AS it relates to fibroids, this could be a laparascopic myomectomy, laparascopic hysterectomy, etc.
The surgical procedure that FKA Twigs underwent is definitely one of the procedures available for fibroid removal which you can read more about here. It is also important to remember while this procedure may have worked for FKA Twigs, it is important to consider the dangers of laparoscopic surgery to remove fibroids which are discussed here.
If you do opt to have your fibroids removed with the help of surgery as FKA Twigs did so remember to do your research into the various surgical options as well as the side effects for each procedure. For more on surgical procedures including the risks and complications, click here.