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Fibroids After 50 (Why They Don’t Always Disappear!)

February 9, 2016

  Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are estrogen-dependent. As a result, they typically grow and present symptoms during a woman’s reproductive years, when the ovaries are active. Once the ovaries stop naturally producing estradiol (estrogen)—usually in her mid-50’s— a woman   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part IV: Myomectomy

January 4, 2016

  Myomectomy, a widely practiced method of removing subserosal or intramural uterine fibroids, is an alternative to hysterectomy for fibroid patients seeking uterine preservation. How Myomectomy Works In myomectomy, a surgeon removes one or more fibroids by cutting them out   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part III: Focused Ultrasound

November 20, 2015

  Among the hysterectomy alternatives available to women with fibroids is the high intensity focused ultrasound approach (HIFU), more specifically identified as Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). MRgFUS is a thermoablative technique that destroys fibroids by focusing a high-intensity   Read more…

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The 5 Biggest Myths Surrounding Uterine Fibroids

November 6, 2015

  Fibroids are the most common type of pelvic tumor among women of reproductive age. Despite their prevalence, however, fibroids are widely misunderstood. A number of popular misconceptions, in particular, create confusion for women with fibroids who are trying to   Read more…

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The Fibroids-Diet Connection

September 21, 2015

  More than a decade ago, researchers identified a connection between a meat-heavy diet (specifically, the consumption of ham and beef) and uterine fibroids. The same study, published in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, produced evidence that diets heavy   Read more…

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