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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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By Judith Groch Feb 26, 2008 Researchers of the Dutch Multicenter Randomized Embolization vs. Hysterectomy trial found that embolization is a good alternative to hysterectomy, and 90% of all patients were at least moderately satisfied with their treatment. They wrote that patients who want “absolute certainty” may prefer a hysterectomy, but women who want a […]

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By Jennifer Bihm There is a safer, easier alternative to hysterectomy in the treatment of fibroids according to specialist Dr. Bruce McLucas founder of the UCLA- based Fibroid Treatment Collective. Emboliza-tion, a procedure that essentially involves “choking” off the blood supply to the fibroids, is performed by inserting small pellets through the arteries. Unfortunately, according […]

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