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Read about a 24 year old women who, after a myomectomy, is looking for an alternative to hysterectomy to treat her returning fibroids. Q: I’ve suffered with fibroids since I was 24 yrs, had a myomectomy in 1992. Currently I’m suffering from large fibroid tumors and was told I need a hysterectomy, but I’m looking […]

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Already had the UFE procedure and are experiencing some symptoms? Find out if what you are experiencing is a common post-UFE symptom. UFE is intended to impede the blood flow to the uterus by way of blocking blood supply to the uterine artery and for that reason, it should not influence the function of the ovaries […]

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Read up on how fibroids can affect your excretory system. Can an enlarged uterus affect your bowel and kidneys and should it be removed if you are 46 and no signs of menopause yet? It is very possible for large fibroids to put pressure on organs in the pelvis.  At times, large fibroids that put […]

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Have questions about fibroid recurrence? Read up on how UFE tops more traditional surgical methods when it comes to booting out the possibility of fibroid re-growth. This spring I was diagnosed with an extremely enlarged uterus & several large fibroids. I have always had very heavy, long cycles which, lucky me, have included blood clots, […]

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Questioning whether embolization is right for you? No problem! Many other women , like you, are looking into whether embolization can help treat their fibroid problem. I recently found out that I have 3 fibroids, the biggest being 5 cm, the second a little bigger than 3 cm and the third a little bigger than […]

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Having questions about whether or not UFE is the procedure for you? Read on to find out how UFE has helped many and may also be the right option for you. I am a 30 year old, African American female in her child bearing years. I am scheduled to have the UFE procedure soon, but […]

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Learning about the small risk of premature menopause that can occur after a uterine fibroid embolization. What causes premature menopause after an embolization? The mechanism concerning premature menopause following embolization is uncertain; however, there are a number of factors that may play a role in premature menopause. Premature menopause happens when menopause occurs before the […]

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Do you have fibroids and use birth control pills? Read how contraceptive use may or may not be a benefit to your health. Do birth control pills help fibroids grow? Thus far, epidemiological evidence from cohort studies show no association between the use of oral contraceptives and risk of uterine fibroids. There is speculation, however, […]

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Find out what role your diet plays in fibroid growth. Eating healthy may pay off in more ways than one! Can diet help shrink fibroids or keep them from forming or growing larger? As a part of any good health regimen, a healthy diet combined with moderate exercise may decrease the risk of fibroid development.  […]

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Are you at risk for uterine fibroids if it runs in your family? The Fibroid Treatment Collective answers patient questions. Should I be concerned about fibroids if I have a family history? Research suggests that having a family history of fibroids may increase your risk of inheriting this growth.  According to a number of clinical […]

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