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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 ... Read more What Women Can Do About Fibroids

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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 ... Read more Pedunculated Fibroids and the Benefits of UAE

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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 ... Read more Fibroid Symptoms and Quality of Life

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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 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 ... Read more Fighting Fibroids Without Surgery

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By Judith Groch Feb 26, 2008 Researchers of the Dutch Multicenter Randomized Embolization vs. Hysterectomy trial found that embolization is a good alternative to hysterectomy, and 90% of all patients were at least moderately satisfied with their treatment. They wrote that patients who want “absolute certainty” may prefer a hysterectomy, but women who want a ... Read more Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids Found Good Alternative to Hysterectomy

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By Jennifer Bihm There is a safer, easier alternative to hysterectomy in the treatment of fibroids according to specialist Dr. Bruce McLucas founder of the UCLA- based Fibroid Treatment Collective. Emboliza-tion, a procedure that essentially involves “choking” off the blood supply to the fibroids, is performed by inserting small pellets through the arteries. Unfortunately, according ... Read more MSNBC Hysterectomy Unnecessary

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From Top Health Breakthroughs 11/21/07 By Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld Nonsurgical treatments available are available for treatment of uterine fibroids, which can cause pelvic pain, frequent urination and vaginal bleeding.  Featured in this article on the Top Health Breakthroughs of 2007, uterine artery embolization treats fibroids by blocking their blood supply to shrink them.  

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