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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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What are common methods of fibroid removal?

March 25, 2015

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 heavy bleeding   Read more…

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Is a hysterectomy the only way to treat fibroids?

March 10, 2015

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   Read more…

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Are large fibroids treated differently than small fibroids?

February 26, 2015

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. When diagnosed with any   Read more…

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How Fibroids Leave Their Mark: Fibroid Removal and Scarring Risk

December 23, 2014

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 carries some risk for post-operative complications. Scarring   Read more…

Is fibroid treatment elective?

December 23, 2014

Hearing a diagnosis of fibroids might feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Fibroids are far more common than you might think, and there are exciting new treatment options available for women who suffer from the effects of uterine   Read more…

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

September 23, 2014

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 an   Read more…

Treating Fibroids without Invasive Surgery

April 8, 2014

Description The Acessa Procedure is a minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedure to treat fibroids that involves general anesthesia, typically allowing a woman to go home the same day. This is appealing to many women who desire a quick recovery time and   Read more…

Clinical Pros and Cons with a Hysterectomy

April 1, 2014

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   Read more…

When is Treatment for Fibroids Necessary?

March 25, 2014

Symptoms Requiring Fibroid Treatment When heavy bleeding, clotting, and extended menstruation happens as a result of fibroids, it can leave patients homebound for days. Anemia is often a consequence and can result in tiredness, syncope, and headaches. When menstrual symptoms   Read more…

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