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Transcatheter embolization of the uterine arteries for symptomatic fibroid disease has become an increasingly important alternative treatment. It is highly effective and well tolerated by most patients. Most notably, uterine artery embolization is associated with a short recovery period and is uterine sparing. To ensure the best chance for a safe and successful procedure, Interventional […]

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Causes Inherited genetic factors may be important in many cases of fibroids. Researchers are investigating unique genetic factors that regulate hormones. Proteins called growth factors may be responsible for some of the abnormalities leading to uterine muscle overgrowth and fibroids. Scientists have identified chromosomes carrying a total of 145 genes that may affect fibroid growth. […]

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A call has gone to the Federal government to be adequately involved in the control, prevention and early detection of disorders such as uterine fibroids, even as government has been charged to strengthen research and education initiatives of existing hospitals and healthcare institutions in the country. Dr Emmanual Ebong of Makel Medical Centre, Amuwo Lagos, […]

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Getting the Best Treatment Means Knowing All The Choices. Options are essential in deciding what path is best for you medically.  Especially with fibroids. Far too many women think their only choice involves surgery.   Which is why it’s so important to share your own research, your experience, your success stories with others.  If you’ve had […]

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With all the health care reform going on in Washington, you can be sure embolization will soon be setting the standard of care for fibroid treatment. With the promise of less time, less expense and less stress on the patient, embolization is the alternative that simply can’t be ignored. Just released last month, a patient […]

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www.pottsmerc.com Though there are many methods to treat uterine fibroids, here is another doctor that utilizes uterine artery embolization (UAE)  to eliminate fibroids from more than 2,500 patients in Pottstown. Dr. Worthington-Kirsch, an interventional radiologist, practices the same procedure as our doctor, Dr. McLucas, to treat women in a less invasive surgery to remove their […]

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Summary:  New research has found that women with a specific marker, TC227 allele in their HMGA2 gene, are more likely to develop tumors in their uterus. Though this research might sound terrifying at first, it could help women to test if they are at risk for developing […]

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By Abimbola Famuyide, MBBS, Ob/Gyn, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. January 7, 2009 Menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual bleeding, is common and many women may seek treatment when this interferes with their daily life.  Endometrial ablation is one of these treatments, a procedure that destroys the endometrial lining of the uterus through different methods to stop bleeding.  […]

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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 p>Hi-tech treatments cut out surgery

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guardian.co.uk Irregular bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions.  There are different tests your doctor may suggest you have to find out the cause of your irregular bleeding.  These include a blood test, ultrasound and pelvic examination. Read more about common tests to diagnose irregular bleeding Irregular Bleeding

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