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A small womens group in Pennsylvania is making fibroid education and other health issues faced by women a priority. Fibroid education for women is becoming a priority with a small womens group in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The group, called Spirit of Women, has teamed up with the Pocono Health System to present seminars that address […]

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UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour to complete. First performed in 1994, more than 50,000 women worldwide have been treated with the procedure. UFE or uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a non-surgical treatment alternative to hysterectomy that takes less than one hour […]

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Some women who have fibroids find uterine artery embolization (UAE) as a better alternative than hysterectomy or other surgical method. Hysterectomy itself has been performed about 600 thousands times each year in U.S alone for treating enlarged and symptomatic uterine fibroid. Uterine artery embolization involves a non-surgical procedure that blocks the blood supply to the […]

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I believe my symptoms started around the age of 30. I just remember feeling very tired all the time. I felt so tired that I really didn’t want to go out. I also had very heavy periods. As I got older, it just got worse. I progressively started to have more pain and more of […]

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What Are Fibroids? Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. One estimate says that about 30 percent of all women over the age of 30 develop them at some point in their life. Fibroids can cause a lot of problems: pain, bleeding, urinary tract problems — and they’re very uncomfortable. How to Treat Fibroids There […]

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Pedunculated fibroids are non-cancerous uterine growths attached to the uterine wall by a peduncle, a stalk-like growth. Those that grow inside the uterus are known as pedunculated submucosal fibroids, and those that develop outside the uterus are known as subserous pedunculated fibroids. Pedunculated fibroids can be painful, particularly if the peduncle becomes twisted. The risk […]

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Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic fibroids: short-term versus mid-term changes in disease-specific symptoms, quality of life and magnetic resonance imaging results Authors: C. Scheurig, A. Gauruder-Burmester, C. Kluner, R. Kurzeja, A. Lembcke, E. Zimmermann, B. Hamm and T. Kroencke Hum. Reprod. Advance Access originally published online on July 27, 2006 Summary: This study aimed to […]

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Thousand Oaks Acorn Many common health conditions, including chronic pelvic pain and uterine fibroids, can often be treated without surgery.  Interventional radiologists can perform many of these minimally invasive procedures using new technologies that minimize risk, recovery time and pain. Read more of the article  

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To diagnose fibroids, your doctor needs information about your symptoms and how they affect you.  He or she may ask for a blood test to check if you are anemic, may have you see a specialist who can do imaging, like ultrasound scan or MRI to visualize any fibroids you may have.  

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By Linda Villarosa The story is too common: a woman goes to her doctor to treat her heavy menstrual bleeding. She is told she has fibroids, but is reassured it is normal. Six months later, her fibroids have grown and she is told she needs a hysterectomy. At the age of 32, she still wants […]

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By Sarah Wassner Flyn April, 2008 Chances are, you know someone who has battled uterine fibroids – abnormal, benign growths within the muscles of the uterus that can cause painful, heavy menstrual bleeding, constipation and lower back pain. After all, at least 25 percent of women in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and […]

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