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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part I: Uterine Artery Embolization

June 18, 2015

Many women of reproductive age seek uterine-sparing methods of fibroid treatment: uterine artery embolization (UAE), sometimes called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), is one of the hysterectomy alternatives available to women with fibroids. How UAE Works Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is   Read more…

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The Future of Fibroid Research

June 5, 2015

Hysterectomy may have been the prevailing standard for treating uterine fibroids in the past, but times have changed. Abundant research on the subject of fibroids has yielded new advances in treatment modalities for the condition, fueled by the widespread demand   Read more…

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Types of Fibroids

May 22, 2015

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 fibroids fall into   Read more…

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“Won’t My Fibroids Go Away On Their Own?” Weighing the Wait-And-See Option

May 14, 2015

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 declines   Read more…

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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 48 women who had   Read more…

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