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If You Have Fibroids, Is Waiting Until Menopause Worth It? We at the Fibroid Treatment Collective, observed an interesting phenomenon in the late 1990s five years after we introduced uterine artery embolization (UAE) to the U.S. in 1994. Women who had been our fibroid patients in previous years, returned in their early 50s to have […]

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Hysterectomy – Surgical Why are hysterectomies performed? Fibroids are the most common cause for hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus. They are associated with as many as half of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the US annually. Depending on their location, fibroids can cause either heavy bleeding, pelvic and back pain, or pressure on bowel […]

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Unlike a traditional myomectomy, a hysteroscopic myomectomy is a non-invasive treatment for fibroids! Learn more. Nearly 70% of women experience uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors found in the uterus. Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, an enlarged uterus that can resemble early pregnancy, and pelvic pressure or pain. Most women will endure these symptoms caused […]

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Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in women; however, research is beginning to show that there is a link with cardiovascular disease. On December 24, 2010 The European Heart Journal published an article written by Daniel Altman, et al. which declared that hysterectomy in women aged 50 years or younger substantially increases […]

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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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A recent article published by the AJOG looked at the results of women with fibroids who had either a hysterectomy or UAE. A commentary in the health section of the Reuters website talked about a recent study released by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG) which demonstrated comparable physical or mental quality of […]

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Symptomatic uterine fibroids are often cured by a hysterectomy, the removal of a woman’s uterus and the fibroids growing within it. While this may be a treatment option for post menopausal women, there are many women who want effective treatment without loosing their ability to bear children. Uterine Artery Embolization is a procedure that can […]

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“Based on long- and short-term outcomes, uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective option for appropriately selected women who wish to retain their uteri,” the practice bulletin reports. The bulletin, released in 2008, also evaluates other alternatives to hysterectomy. “We applaud the ACOG for recognizing UFE as an effective alternative,” Doherty says. “Many women […]

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Many may not realize it, but there is a safe and effective medical treatment that can help women suffering from fibroids avoid undergoing a hysterectomy. Dr. Ravi Kodali, a local interventional radiologist, said he has performed about 50 uterine fibroid embolizations (UFE) over the past 10 years. These women were all candidates for hysterectomy, he […]

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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin: Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas Stewart, Elizabeth MD, ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS. 2008 Vol. 112, No. 2, Part 1, pp 387‐400. Summary Uterine Leiomyomas (also known as fibroids) are the most common solid pelvic tumors in […]

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