Surgical treatment of benign conditions

​Common benign conditions that can be surgically treated include menstrual disorders, myomas, endometriosis, benign ovarian tumours and cysts, prolapse and urinary incontinence. Approximately 11 to 12% of women seek medical treatment for a prolapse at some time during their life, and the HUS hospitals have the required expertise to treat these issues.

Benign uterine tumours (myomas) are common and occur in 20 to 30% of women over 30 years old. Large myomas and myomas causing other symptoms (such as heavy menstrual bleeding or pains) are removed from the womb of women of childbearing age. Hysterectomy becomes an alternative when the woman does not want to have more children. Over the past 10 years, the number of hysterectomies has significantly decreased, due to the increased use of hormone releasing intrauterine devices. However, hysterectomy remains a good alternative when no other treatment is effective.