Got Uterine Fibroids? Know This: 1) You Are Not Alone, and 2) You Might Not Need a Hysterectomy

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If you are a woman with uterine fibroids, you may be surprised to learn that fibroids are actually extremely common: 7 in 10 women – and up to 8 in 10 African-American women – will experience fibroids by the age of 50. And while many women are asymptomatic, at least 25% will have a broad range of symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating and will require treatment. The good news is that while hysterectomy was long considered “the” treatment for fibroids, there are now a wide variety of alternatives to consider that enable women to keep their uterus and often avoid invasive surgery altogether – especially if you are diagnosed near the onset of your symptoms…..


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