Types of Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, the most prevalent benign pelvic tumor in women, are estimated to affect more than 70% of reproductive-age women. Although all uterine fibroids arise from myometrium, they are classified by their location in the uterus. Uterine…

"Won't My Fibroids Go Away On Their Own?" Weighing the Wait-And-See Option

If you've done any Internet research on fibroids at all, you've probably encountered some mention of a woman's fibroids disappearing on their own after menopause. It's most likely a true story. Indeed, as the body's natural production of estrogen…

Fibroids' Psychological Toll

Fibroids hurt. The pain isn't just physical: the psychological toll that comes with symptomatic fibroids is profound. In a 2014 study on the emotional impact of fibroids, researchers at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine surveyed…

How Fibroids Affect Fertility

For women of childbearing age who are diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids, a common concern is how fibroids will impact their fertility. Fortunately, the incidence of infertility occurring as a direct result of fibroids is low. While research has…

Why Fibroids Are Everyone's Problem

Uterine fibroids, benign pelvic tumors that are also known as leiomyomas, are a nightmare for more than just the millions of women who endure the condition's symptoms: the U.S. healthcare system also feels the pain. A 2011 study by Cardozo et.…

What are the steps to fibroid removal with Acessa?

Uterine fibroids can cause a lot of discomfort, including pelvic pain, frequent urination and even heavy menstruation. For some women, continuous problems with fibroids can mean having to undergo major, invasive inpatient fibroid surgery. Luckily…

What are common methods of fibroid removal?

Fibroids are tumors or lumps of smooth tissue that grow outside or within the uterine wall of women. Most fibroids are non-cancerous, but they can cause bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty urinating and constipation. Some women may also experience…

Fibroids Are Not Color Blind

Over the years, researchers have examined the epidemiological connection between a wide variety of patient characteristics and the occurrence of uterine fibroids, seeking to identify risk factors. Age, weight, diet, geographic location, lifestyle…

Is a hysterectomy the only way to treat fibroids?

Depending on their size and number, uterine fibroids can cause symptoms that range from bothersome to severe. These benign tumors, which can grow in your uterine wall, inside your uterus or on the external portion of your uterus, are relatively…