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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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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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What Causes Fibroids: The Known Risk Factors

August 7, 2015

  Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are the most common benign pelvic tumor in pre-menopausal women. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, uterine fibroids will affect 8 in 10 African American women and 7 in 10 Caucasian   Read more…

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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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Fibroids Are Not Color Blind

March 18, 2015

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 factors like cigarette smoking, medical conditions, and   Read more…

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