About Fibroids

National Women’s Health Week and Fibroids

At The Fibroid Treatment Center we see women every day who have been living with fibroids for years. Either they didn’t know that there were options for treatment or they were told the only treatment was a hysterectomy. Fortunately, this week is National Women’s Health week where we can try and help promote and encourage…

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Nonsurgical fibroid treatment: Research shows improved sexual desire, function

Women treated with uterine fibroid embolization also report better overall quality of life Women who underwent a nonsurgical, image-guided treatment, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), for the treatment of uterine fibroids experienced improved sexual function and a higher overall quality of life. The research, part of a French multicenter study, presented at the Society of Interventional…

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7 Signs You Might Have Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids sound either disgusting or dangerous, depending on your perspective on “things that grow on your uterus without asking”. The good news, however, is that they’re generally viewed as less of a problem than they sound like; a whopping 70 to 80 percent of women will have uterine fibroids before the age of 50,…

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Could You Have Fibroids and Not Know?

My first patient this morning, a normally chipper young lady, greeted me with a somber nod. When I asked what was wrong, she took a deep breath, bit her bottom lip, thrust an ultrasound report in my face, and dramatically sighed, “I have a FIBROID.” I reviewed the report. It showed a tiny fibroid that…

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Our Annual Women’s Health Fibroid Event is Today!

Today’s the big day! This is one of the largest Women’s Health Event’s in Southern California and will help a large number of women in our community in their struggle with fibroids. At today’s fibroid health event, women will have the opportunity to: – hear presentations by Dr. Bruce Lee, one of the leaders in…

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No Scar Fibroid Treatments?

A new study out of China, has shown that trans-vaginal treatment of fibroids can be an effective way to manage the symptoms of debilitating fibroids. Avoiding large incisions is one of the main focus’ here at The Fibroid Treatment Center. By providing Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is a minimally invasive treatment option for fibroids, women…

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Is Your Testosterone Level Causing Your Fibroids?

Women don’t typically worry about their testosterone levels! But, could a new study shed light on this in regards to fibroid? Elevated testosterone levels may raise women’s risk for developing uterine fibroids, new data show. Jason YY Wong, ScD, of Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and colleagues found that women who have high levels…

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Risk Factors for Fibroids?

You must have heard about fibroid but do you know about its risk factors? Fibroid is basically a tumor that develops in the uterus wall. Since these tumors grow inside the female reproductive system, it is very obvious that women are probably at risk of fibroids. Fibroid can start growing either as a solo tumor…

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Fibroids Cost Health Care $Billions a Year

Having uterine fibroids can have a financial impact, both directly and indirectly, but the costs vary greatly by location, according to results of a new study. A systematic literature review published in the August 2015 issue of AJOG summarized the direct costs (ie, involving diagnosis and treatment) and indirect costs (ie, involving lost wages and…

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