Huge cervical fibroid causing urinary retention

Sunita Kumar


Urinary retention is not so common in females, and when they occur they usually have very predictable reasons depending on the age of the patient and her history. Investigations like CT scan/MRI or videocystourethrography may be needed to come to the exact diagnosis. A pelvic mass filling the pelvis is a relatively common cause, which can be totally cured by surgery. Cervical fibroids form 1-2% of the total number of fibroids and are usually symptomatic. Symptoms depend on the site and size of the fibroid. Cervical fibroids attaining huge sizes need CT scan/MRI to come to know the exact extent of the fibroid and involvement of the ureter, bladder or rectum. Surgery -myomectomy or hysterectomy in such cases need expertise and experience to avoid damage to these organs.


Cervical fibroid, Urinary retention

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