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Bengaluru woman sets new Guinness World Record for getting 236 fibroids removed

BENGALURU: Bengaluru patient, Ritika Sharma, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most fibroids removed from her uterus. Dr Shanthala Thuppana the operating surgeon removed 236 from her uterus

34-year-old Bengaluru journalist, Ritika Sharma, has entered her name in the Guinness Book of World Records for one of the most traumatic and inevitable experiences of her life.

Dr Shanthala Thuppanna and her team removed 236 fibroids from Ritika’s uterus after a complex surgical procedure on Monday at the Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru. These fibroids were as large as a cauliflower, measuring 20x20x10 cm and weighing over 2.25 kg.

Fibroids are noncancerous tumors made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue. They develop in the uterus and lead to heavy menstrual bleeding, back pain, frequent urination and pain during sex.

Ritika, an inspiring author and a former TV anchor was diagnosed with abnormal menstrual bleeding and had an enlarged abdomen resembling 8-month pregnancy due to the different sizes of the fibroids. In a four-and-a-half-hour surgical procedure, Dr. Shanthala Thuppanna and her highly experienced team of gynaecologists performed a myomectomy and thoroughly removed all of the fibroids of her uterus.

Dr. Shanthala Thuppanna - gynae laparoscopic surgeon
Dr. Shanthala Thuppanna - gynae laparoscopic surgeon

Bengaluru journalist sets Guinness record for most fibroids removed

BENGALURU: A 34-year-old journalist and former TV anchor, Ritika Sharma hailing from Bengaluru, officially set a new Guinness World Records title for the most fibroids removed.

A 34-year-old journalist and former TV anchor, Ritika Sharma hailing from Bengaluru, officially set a new Guinness World Records title for the most fibroids removed. Ritika, also an aspiring author, had 236 fibroids removed from her uterus, which included a large cauliflower shaped fibroid measuring up to 20X20X10 cms and many other smaller fibroids of different sizes, weighing 2,250 grams in total. This complex surgical procedure was successfully performed by Dr Shanthala Thuppanna, Senior Consultant & Head – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru.

Ritika, at the time of her diagnosis at Sakra World Hospital, suffered from abnormal menstrual bleeding and had an enlarged abdomen resembling 8-month pregnancy due to the different sizes of the fibroids. In a four-and-a-half-hour surgical procedure, Dr Shanthala Thuppanna and her highly experienced team of gynaecologists performed a myomectomy and thoroughly removed all of the fibroids from her uterus.

 

Guinness record set on removal of 236 fibroids

BENGALURU: Those includ a large cauliflower shaped fibroid measuring up to 20 X 20 X 10 cm and many other smaller fibroids of different sizes, weighing 2,250 grams in total

A 34-year-old journalist and former TV anchor, Ritika Sharma from Bengaluru, has set a new Guinness World Record for getting highest number of fibroids removed from her uterus. The patient had 236 fibroids removed, which included a large cauliflower shaped fibroid measuring up to 20 X 20 X 10 cm and many other smaller fibroids of different sizes, weighing 2,250 grams in total.

This complex surgical procedure was performed in October last year by Shanthala Thuppanna, Senior Consultant and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru. The title certificate was presented by Guinness World Record adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar to the patient and her doctor in the city on Thursday.

In a four-and-a-half-hour surgical procedure, Dr. Thuppanna and her team of gynaecologists performed a myomectomy and thoroughly removed all of the fibroids of her uterus. “I am glad that we successfully managed to remove all the 236 fibroids during this complicated surgery since fibroids were located below the urinary bladder and ureter and were spread throughout the left side of her uterus and very near to important structures in the abdomen,” she added.

Dr. Shanthala Thuppanna - gynae laparoscopic surgeon

New record? 222 uterine fibroids removed from 34-year-old Bengaluru woman

BENGALURU: Sakra World Hospital removed a staggering 222 uterine fibroids from a 34-year-old woman. The hospital may have broken a record in most fibroids removed, with Guinness World Records last recording a total of 186 removed from a woman in Egypt in 2016.

Ritika Acharya, a journalist and former TV anchor, approached the hospital in September. She was anaemic, and had been suffering from fatigue and breathing problems for close to two years.

In addition to a stomach the size of a seven or eight-month pregnant woman.

“There were people all around me asking if I was pregnant, and it really affected how I felt about myself,” Acharya said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Bengaluru doctors remove 222 fibroids from 34-year-olds uterus

BENGALURU: A 34-year-old woman who suffered from acute pelvic pain for at least one year has got a new lease of life after doctors from the city removed 222 fibroids, totally weighing 2.2kg, from her uterus.

Media professional underwent a four-and-a-half-hour surgery on October 6, and doctors at preserved her uterus. Ritika’s uterus was found to be enlarged (the size of an 8-month pregnant woman’s), causing a bulge in her lower abdomen. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous, estrogen-dependent tumours, usually occurring at child-bearing age.

They cause anaemia and in Ritika’s case, her haemoglobin level had fallen to 7 grams per decilitre as against the normal of 12 to 15. Though she experienced typical symptoms of pain, excessive bleeding and abnormal menstrual cycles, she delayed consulting doctors due to Covid fear….

222 uterine fibroids removed from 34-year-old patient

Doctors at Sakra World Hospital removed 222 fibroids from the uterus of a 34-year-old woman. This was done while preserving the patient’s uterus completely, stated the hospital in a press release. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and can vary in size and shape.

222 Fibroids Weighing 2.25kg Cleared from Uterus of 34-Year-Old Woman in Bengaluru

As many as 222 fibroids were successfully cleared from the uterus of a 34-year-old woman in Bengaluru without getting the uterus removed. Patient Ritika Acharya suffered from abnormal menstrual bleeding, which was later found to be because of multiple fibroids of various sizes in the uterus. Doctors said the fibroids had completely distorted the anatomy of the uterus.

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths, made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, and can vary in size and shape. The symptoms include pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual cycles, at times even abortions, premature delivery, a bulge in the tummy, besides urine and motion disturbance.

These fibroids sometimes go away by themselves. But if left untreated, they can grow in size and numbers. This results in the symptoms getting worse causing further complications, including anaemia and infertility.

222 Fibroids Weighing 2.25kg Cleared from Uterus of 34-Year-Old Woman in Bengaluru

he doctors at a hospital in India removed 222 fibroids from a 34-year-old woman’s uterus in a record incident.

The surgery took place in Sakra World Hospital in the southern state of Karnataka. Ritika Acharya, a journalist and former TV anchor, was admitted to the hospital in September after she suffered from several health issues in addition to her stomach becoming the size of a seven or eight-month pregnant woman, The Times of India reported.

Acharya was also anemic, and had been suffering from fatigue and breathing problems for nearly two years.

“There were people all around me asking if I was pregnant, and it really affected how I felt about myself,” Acharya said at a press conference Tuesday, according to local media reports.

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