Real Women Talk about Fibroids | Treatments and Hysterectomy

Success Stories

Hear from actual patients who are
fibroid free after UAE

Embolization Helped Reclaim My Life

Having fibroids was extremely uncomfortable. I was on my feet all the time, retained water, had lower back problems, bloating and cramping. After a failed myomectomy, I got proactive. I found Dr. Bruce McLucas online and had a consultation and discovered I was a candidate for uterine embolization. Today, I feel happy, I feel confident and I'm fibroid free." - Kristian After a myomectomy and surgery complications, Kristian's fibroids returned. She had a non-surgical treatment called Uterine Fibroid Embolization and was able to reclaim her life. …

Enjoying Life All Over Again

I knew there were other alternatives to hysterectomy out there. When I heard about the seven to fourteen day recovery (instead of twelve to fourteen weeks with hysterectomy), it definitely caught my attention." - Alesia Alesia suffered painful and debilitating symptoms from her uterine fibroid tumors. She knew she had to do something, so she began researching fibroid treatments on the internet. She came across the Fibroid Treatment Collective at http://www.fibroids.com and found a video of Dr. Bruce McLucas explaining fibroid embolization, a non-invasive alternative to a hysterectomy.…

Cara Chose Embolization Over Hysterectomy

I didn't want to have a hysterectomy." - Cara Cara is a public speaker and avid sportswoman and having fibroids significantly affected her way of life. Her original doctor performed a myomectomy to remove a large uterine fibroid, but the fibroid came back.…

“Free of Fibroids”

I discovered that embolization would be the right treatment for me. Within a week I was back to work within 2 weeks, I was running again." - Kathy Kathy experienced heavy bleeding, a lot of pain and anemia due to her fibroids. Her doctor recommended a hysterectomy. She did some research online and found the Fibroid Treatment Collective.…

So Grateful.

God Bless Dr. McLucas! I just want you all know that I'm a patient of his and had this procedure done about January of 2007. I can't THANK him enough for putting me out of my long life misery. What a relief. I have never felt better in my life. And what an easy way to take care of fibroids. I recommend it to anyone. You won't regret it. With all my heart, THANKS AGAIN Dr. McLucas. - Susan A.…

End of horrible period.

When the duration of my periods went from 7 days to 15 days in length, I knew something was wrong. It happened gradually so initially, I didn't see the urgency. However, one evening I attended a festival with friends and the tampon and pad I was wearing became drenched. No one had any additional feminine products and there wasn't a convenience store in the area. Embarassed, with my jacket around my waist to cover my stained jeans, I took a cab home. …

Myomectomy failed. Embolization didn’t.

Over fifteen years ago I had the traditional myomectomy surgery. My fibroids returned worse than ever resulting in extremely heavy periods, painful intercourse, and distended uterus. After much research, I decided on Dr. McLucas’ uterine embolization procedure. What a breeze! The procedure was over before I knew it; all I had was a tiny incision in the groin and some cramping (no worse than a bad period). I was up and around and eating a full Thanksgiving dinner by the second day! No more heavy periods, a normal uterus and sex is pain free. I couldn’t be happier with the results!" - Christy S.…

Complicated case. Happy ending.

In April of 2005, I was referred to Dr. McLucas, by an acupuncturist who also had sought out his services. Unfortunately, by the time I saw Dr. M, I needed emergency surgery due to my level of anemia and the threat of hemorrhaging. …

Back to normal

After my initial diagnosis, I began to research my options and seek out medical professionals for more information. The advice I received was very unappealing as the procedures seemed invasive, had a higher risk of complications, chance of recurrence and long recovery times. …

Escape from hysterectomy

I was 38 years old when I was first diagnosed with uterine fibroids. At the time of diagnosis, my uterus was about the size of a 5-6 month pregnancy. I was starting to feel the fibroids from the outside and my abdominal girth was increasing. My periods were very heavy and I felt a constant pressure sensation. I knew I needed to get something done, but the only option I heard over and over again was hysterectomy. Being a nurse, I didn’t have the recovery time required for a hysterectomy and at my age I wasn’t willing to have a hysterectomy. …

Superfast recovery

I was thrilled to find an option other than major surgery to solve my problems with fibroids. Better yet was the fact that my recovery was days, not weeks. I missed only one day of work and was swimming even before returning to work. As time passes, I continue to be thankful for this procedure and for Dr. McLucas' being there throughout the embolization as well as for his continuing follow ups.…
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