Posts Tagged ‘hysterectomy’

Fibroids and Infertility

While uterine fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms, they may not cause any symptoms at all. Some women may not even know that they have one. When a woman has fibroids pressing on the uterus, it can prevent normal attachment of a fertilized egg to the inner lining of the uterus. Or, if a embryo…

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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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Watch Dr. Oz Talk About Fibroid Morcellation

On Wednesday this week Dr. Oz spoke to his audience about fibroid disease, and the current status of the morcellator. We’ve been discussing morcellation here for several months since the FDA published their warning on it’s use. Dr. Oz had a GYN surgeon who performs fibroid surgery using the morcellator, a patient who had cancer…

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Wall Street Journal Article on Less Invasive Fibroid Treatments

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday discussing alternatives to surgery for women who need their fibroid disease treated. Fibroids have traditionally been treated with hysterectomy, or sometimes with laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroid removal). However, in the last several months, women have been unable to have laparoscopic surgery due to the recall of the ‘morcellator’,…

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