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Click inside to learn more about what happens to your periods after the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. Will I still have menstrual periods after I have the embolization procedure? Generally speaking, approximately 95% of women will continue to have menstrual periods after Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Roughly 5% of women in one study did enter ... Read more Periods After UAE

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Today’s career-oriented woman is waiting longer to get pregnant. This may serve as a benefit to her career life, but what about her biological time clock? Rest assured, although most women hit their fertility peak in their 20’s, most healthy women who get pregnant after the age of 35 and even into their 40s have ... Read more Pregnancy Over the Age of 30

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I think I may have abnormal menstrual bleeding, but what does it consist of and can fibroids be causing this problem for me? You may be experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding if you change pads or tampons more often than every one or two hours, or having a period that lasts over seven days. Uterine bleeding ... Read more Abnormal Bleeding and Fibroids

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Want to avoid the hormonal swings associated with traditional fibroid surgeries? Look to UFE! Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a non-surgical procedure that cuts off the blood supply to the fibroids. The procedure does not include the ovaries in the process, which means that the ovaries are often not affected by the procedure. There are ... Read more Hormonal Changes After Fibroid Embolization

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Does a fibroid equal cancer? Read on to learn the relationship between the two and how fibroids can be treated successfully. A rapid increase in fibroid size has been thought to be associated with malignancy (sarcoma). Fortunately, this does not seem to be the case. Leiomyosarcoma, the malignancy that sounds similar to fibroids (leiomyomata), is ... Read more Does Rapid Growth of a Fibroid Signify Cancer?

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Symptomatic fibroids have traditionally been treated with a hysterectomy or myomectomy, both invasive, surgical procedures with long recovery times. A normal hysterectomy or myomectomy, with no complications, can cost up to $42,619 according to a recent article published in the American Journal of Gynecologists (AJOG). In addition, it is a huge cost that 40% of ... Read more The Cost of Fibroids

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Fibroids and Sex Life
You’re experiencing fibroid symptoms and Valentines Day is just around the corner. In the spirit of love, apply some of that good ‘ol tender love and care on your body and treat your fibroids . Click inside to find out how you can restore your health in time for the big day and get your ... Read more Fibroids and Your Sex Life

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Some interesting, funny and spontaneous video interviews we did at a recent big health fair. We wanted to share them in honor of upcoming Fibroid Awareness Week. On April 2, at the KJLH Women’s Health Forum, the Fibroid Treatment Collective set out to discover the most intriguing answers to “What is a Fibroid?” (see below) ... Read more Do You Know What a Fibroid Is?

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Lowered estrogen levels can affect you in many ways. Things like, less interest in sex or a higher threshold for arousal can affect your sex life. Learn how to step up your sex drive during menopause. Lowered estrogen levels can affect you in many ways.  Less interest in sex.  A higher threshold for arousal.  Decreased ... Read more Menopause and Your Sex Drive

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Fibroids & Weight Gain
Feel like you are gaining weight? Fibroids might be the problem. Click inside to see how the two might intertwine. Ever since I found out I have fibroids, I feel like I have gained weight. Do my fibroids cause me to gain weight? Fibroids can range from the size of a walnut to the size ... Read more Fibroids and Weight Gain

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A calcified uterine fibroid develops when a normal uterine fibroid shrinks and becomes hardened. Learn more about calcified fibroids, the symptoms associated with these types of fibroids and the treatment options available. Fibroid Tumor Basics A uterine fibroid is a common benign tumor that often grows in the uterus of a woman during her childbearing years. These ... Read more Calcified Uterine Fibroids

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