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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 […]

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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 […]

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Find out about up-to-date information on what’s happening in the the Fibroid Health Community! On November 22-23, 2010 research health professionals of all fields, including those in medicine, epidemiology, basic research, and therapeutics, will come together at the William H. Natcher Conference Center National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to exchange scientific information among […]

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Find out about what current research has to say about the affect of birth control pills on fibroids. The answer to this question is unknown. Research has shown that there may be an association between birth control pills, or BC, and fibroids; however, this link has yet to be proven. There is no real evidence […]

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Have you been diagnosed with a pedunculated fibroid and want to learn more it? Learn about what differentiates this type of fibroid from the others along with some common symptoms. My doctor told me that I have an 8cm long, 4cm tall, 6cm wide fibroid. What’s really crazy about this growth is that it isn’t […]

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Many women that suffer from fibroids may notice that other female members in their family may share the same issue. Read inside to see why genetics may be a predictor of whether or not a woman is prone to fibroids. My mother had a complete hysterectomy at 45 because of fibroids. My sister that is […]

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Experiencing stomach protrusion and wondering if Uterine Artery Embolization can do the trick to reduce it? In most cases the fibroid (or fibroids) shrink to a size where they are not visible on the outside. It depends, however, on the size of your fibroid(s) and the amount of time it takes for them to shrink. […]

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Want to find out about the effects of UFE on your sexual desire? Read here to find out the inside scoop about this topic! Will UFE affect my sexual response? Most patients report either no change or improvement in their sexual desire and response after Uterine Artery Embolization. Women that experience pain during sex, which […]

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Virtually all fibroids respond to Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE). The question is will there be enough shrinkage to relieve symptoms? Generally speaking, the smaller the fibroid the better the response. However, even in a uterine size up to a 22-24 weeks of gestation or less, a 40-60% shrinkage is possible. In much larger fibroids which […]

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Have a low tolerance for pain? If so, then you will be happy to hear that patients that undergo UFE experience virtually no pain. The actual embolization procedure is not painful at all. Due to the fact that Uterine Fibroid Embolization (or Uterine Artery Embolization, UAE) is a less invasive procedure and only requires a […]

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