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As treatment alternatives for fibroids continue to grow, it may be difficult to decide what option works best for you. Get tips on what you and your physician should consider when choosing a treatment. With all of the treatment options out there, how do I decide which treatment option is best for me? When it […]

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A research study published on March 1, 2011 concluded that Hysterectomy should be the last choice when treating fibroids. A recent study published in Radiology demonstrated how women who sought Uterine Fibroid Embolization (also knows as UFE, Uterine Artery Embolization, or UAE) treatment to relieve the pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms caused by uterine […]

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Dealing with heavy bleeding and looking for a solution? Learn about various types of treatments and how UAE may also help put an end to your bloody misery. What are some of the treatment options for heavy bleeding or pain? If you have pain or heavy menstrual bleeding, it may be from a bleeding uterine […]

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Fibroids often run in families and some individuals may find themselves afflicted with fibroids at an earlier age. Find out how fibroids can affect a woman’s fertility and what you can do to mitigate this issue. Fibroids run in my family. Should I plan to have children sooner rather than later? Most doctors today will […]

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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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Although fibroids are not the leading cause of infertility, they are still capable of coming in between you and your ability to have children. Click inside to find out more about fibroids and your fertility. I heard there were several “types” of fibroids. Which type is responsible for causing infertility? Why? And what can I […]

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Many women with fibroids are told by their gynecologists that hysterectomy is the only answer for treating thier fibroids;however, this is not always true. Read on to find out why this may not be the case for you and what you can do to find out your alternatives. I recently learned that I have 3 […]

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Research suggests that black women suffer fibroids in disproportionate numbers in comparison to their white counterparts. Why are African American women more likely to be affected by fibroids? Research has yet to understand why women are affected by fibroids, let alone black women. Since this information is not available, it is difficult to understand why […]

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Discover the pro’s and con’s of the hormone pills “GnRH agonists” used by some women to treat fibroids. I heard something about how there is a type of medication that can shrink fibroids.  Is this true and what are the pros cons and effects of the meds? The medication that you may be referring to […]

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