Mild pain during menstruation is considered as a normal physiological occurrence for most women. For some however, there are cases where the pain can be extreme, making it impossible to work or even conduct daily activities. In such instances, it is important to undergo an examination with your doctor as it is most likely a sign of a disease. These can include: endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine adhesion, cervical polyps, among others.
Ms T.D., a 35-year-old woman from HCMC, faced such circumstances herself. Every time she had a period, she felt a strong pain, however she was able to tolerate it, thinking the level of pain was normal. When Ms T.D. underwent a regular physical examination, the results from the gynaecological examination found she had a tumour in her endometrium. Ms T.D. decided to go to FV and was examined by Dr Sophie Sanguin from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She underwent several tests, an ultrasound and an MRI scan to determine the size of the tumour.
The results detected that the endometrioma tumour (Endometrioma) was in her right ovary, being quite large with a diameter of about 7cm. After hearing Ms T.D.’s wishes and carefully evaluating the test results, Dr Sophie Sanguin, who has 10 years of experience working in France specializing in the treatment of endometriosis, decided to treat the patient by using colonoscopy circulation containing hormones. The operation lasted only 50 minutes and Dr Sanguin was very careful in removing the endometrioma and using electrical burning without causing damage to the surrounding organs, due to endometriosis pelvic area. After surgery, Ms T.D. recovered quickly and went home after just three days of treatment.
Sharing after the surgery, Ms T.D. said that she came to FV because she knew that the hospital had quality service and many expert doctors. She also commented that Dr Sanguin shared dedicatedly with her about the condition and the treatment method, which gave her peace of mind. Ms T.D. also remarked that the post-operative care team treatment was caring and thoughtful, the scarring was minimal, and the procedure was not painful.
According to Dr Sanguin, nowadays, endometriosis is currently being practiced more due to its advantages with helping patients. These include: having less pain, less scars and a faster recovery time after surgery. Laparoscopic endoscopic surgery is however a difficult procedure. Doctors must therefore be experienced, and the operating room equipment and techniques need to meet certain requirements to bring the best results to patients.
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological conditions in women who are between 20 to 30 years old. According to scientific research, 1 out of every 10 women encounter this disease, with Asian women being most likely to face it. The most common symptom is severe pain in the pelvic area (taking painkillers does not cure the condition), accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhoea, and constipation during menstruation. In addition, it may also be painful to have sex. “When you have any of the above symptoms, patients should immediately go to a health clinic for an examination and treatment because endometriosis not only reduces your quality of life due to severe pain but also causes infertility in women” shared Dr Sophie Sanguin.
The advanced technologies of FV Hospital meet the needs of doctors when practicing laparoscopic surgeries including endomicroscopic laparoscopic surgery and other gynaecological surgery cases. It is known that in the near future, the hospital will invest even more in equipment to better serve the endoscopic surgeries of doctors and patients.
To make an appointment with Dr Sophie Sanguin, please contact: 028 5411 3333, ext. 6000