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Wondering if your symptoms are related to fibroids and want to know how to make sure? Read on to find out how. I seem to be having some of the symptoms of fibroids, but I’m not sure if they are really fibroids.  How can I know for sure? If you feel that you may have […]

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Find out about the history of Uterine Artery Embolization and how Dr. McLucas was instrumental in its initial use in the United States! Are UAE and UFE the same thing? And how long has the procedure been around? Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) are two names for the same procedure and […]

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I seem to be having some of the symptoms of fibroids, but I’m not sure if they are really fibroids. How can I know for sure? If you feel that you may have symptoms related to the presence of fibroids, visit your gynecologist (see Fibroid Symptoms). A fibroid is usually discovered during a pelvic examination. […]

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Don’t let fibroids cramp your style! Read on to find out how UAE may be able to help even after menopause. Do I need to treat my fibroids if I already started menopause? The answer to this question is often based on your personal decision. In most situations, fibroids shrink after menopause, so many women […]

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Look inside to find a quick synopsis of the UAE procedure and the imaging used during the process. Is an ultrasound used to find the uterine artery during the procedure? Have there been any cases where the PVA particles went to the wrong place? An ultrasound is not used during fibroid embolization.  The ultrasound that […]

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African American women are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with fibroids than other races. Read on to find out what is being said and how to find out if you have fibroids too. I heard that black women have a higher chance of getting fibroids, is that true?  If so, how can I […]

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Learn whether UFE is an experimental procedure and how long it has been performed in the United States. Uterine Artery Embolization, also known as Uterine Fibroid Embolization or UFE, is in no way an experimental procedure. Not only is the procedure an approved treatment of fibroids, but it has also been performed in the US […]

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For some women, fibroids can cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. Find out why this may be the case how you can take steps to treat the issue. I have pain during sex. Can this be caused by my fibroids? Pain during sexual intercourse may be a symptom of fibroids. When fibroids grow in the vicinity […]

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types of fibroids

Looking into treatment alternatives for fibroids? You came to the right place! Read on to find out more about your treatment options for the different types of fibroids. I just found out that I have uterine fibroids and I want to know what my options are. We’re glad to see that you are taking steps […]

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Still want to keep your fertility options open and want to continue having your period? The UFE procedure strives to rid symptoms associated with fibroids, while allowing women to maintain their cycles. Will I still have menstrual periods after I have the embolization procedure? Generally speaking, approximately 95% of women will continue to have menstrual […]

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