Could fibroids be responsible for my heavy bleeding?

Ah, periods: one of the great joys of being a woman, right? (I'm kidding, obviously.) Bleeding for several days out of every month is generally inconvenient, often messy, and not at all fun... But it is a fact of life. However, not all periods…

Are large fibroids treated differently than small fibroids?

Uterine fibroids can develop in about 80 percent of women throughout the course of their lifetime. These fibroids often grow spontaneously without warning, and for some women the fibroids cause life-affecting symptoms that require medical treatment.…

How Fibroids Leave Their Mark: Fibroid Removal and Scarring Risk

For women who struggle with symptoms of uterine fibroids—pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, and/or frequent urination— a variety of surgical treatments offer potential relief. Of course, virtually any kind of surgery…

Gone for Good? The Real Risk of Recurrence Following Fibroid Removal

Once removed or destroyed, a fibroid does not grow back, though new fibroids may develop. A study by Hanafi provides deeper insight into the role the number fibroids plays in determining the likelihood of their future appearance. Results showed…

Clinical Pros and Cons with a Hysterectomy

Pros One of the main pros of having a hysterectomy is relief from cancer. For a woman with cancer in her reproductive system, removing the affected organs can stop cancer symptoms and give a woman peace of mind again. In some cases, a hysterectomy…

5 Benefits of outpatient fibroid treatment

Minimally invasive Fibroids can be removed through a form of minimally invasive, laparoscopic outpatient surgery that uses radiofrequency ablation. Laparoscopic surgery is often called "band aid surgery" because it consists of only two tiny…

Fibroids and Cancer | The Cancer Risks of Fibroids in the Uterus

Do Fibroids in the Uterus Increase Cancer Risks? The word 'tumor' evokes feelings of fear largely because it is commonly associated with cancer. However, the majority of tumors are benign and unlikely to spread by metastases. This does not…

Fibroid Pain | Options for Uterine Fibroid Pain Relief

Managing Fibroid Pain: Your Options for Pain Relief and Treatment Uterine fibroids, also known as myomas, fibromyomas and leiomyomas, are small growths that occur in and on the muscle tissue of your uterus. They can be so small they cannot…

Fibroids and Hysterectomies | Alternatives to a Hysterectomy

Fibroids of the Uterus and Hysterectomies: What You Need to Know Doctors don't fully understand why many women develop a condition called uterine fibroids, where tumors develop within the uterus. What is known though is that the tumors are…