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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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What Is A GnRH Agonist?

August 24, 2015

If you’ve done a little homework on fibroid treatments or discussed treatment options with your gynecologist, you may have encountered the term “GnRH agonist”. Here’s what it is: GnRH stands for Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone; it is a hormone that the   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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“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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