Hysterectomy

Why Many Women Unnecessarily Get a Hysterectomy

Kim Fenoglia didn’t know what to expect when she went to her doctor to deal with her painful and unusually heavy bleeding during menstruation. An ultrasound revealed that small uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths, were the cause of her discomfort. Her physician prescribed a hormone, which alleviated Fenoglia’s symptoms for a couple of years. But the…

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Uterine fibroid treatment could reduce need for surgery

A NEW development in the treatment of uterine fibroids that could enable thousands of women to avoid hysterectomies and other major surgery has been authorised by the European Commission (EC). Ulipristal acetate – or Esmya – is an oral treatment for the moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids in adult women of reproductive age,…

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Fibroid Treatment Options – Simplified!

As many as 60 percent of women in their 30s or older have uterine fibroids. Most don’t even know it. Fibroids are tumors of smooth muscle tissue that form in the uterus. They are almost always benign, meaning they are not cancerous. But in some cases, you may need fibroids treatment. Just like our center…

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A Hysterectomy Is Not the Only Option for Treating Fibroids

QUESTION: I have been diagnosed with two huge uterine fibroids. They have caused me a great deal of discomfort. A gynecologist has recommended that I should have a hysterectomy — an operation that would remove my uterus. Are there any other treatments that would permit me to keep my uterus? READ MORE HERE:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sunnybrook-health-sciences-centre/hysterectomy-for-fibroids_b_7819292.html

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The heartbreak or relief of hysterectomies

KATE Torney clearly remembers the moment she was told her uterus had been removed. She was in Intensive Care following the traumatic birth of her son, when her husband, Paul, delivered the news. “He told me I had a baby who was very sick, and part of keeping me alive had meant an emergency hysterectomy.”…

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization: A Safe and Effective Alternative to Surgery

If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you’re not alone. The National Institutes of Health concluded that the majority of American women will develop uterine fibroids at some point in their lives.1 With symptoms such as urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, and heavy periods that can lead to iron-deficiency anemia, fibroids take a toll both physically…

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