Posts Tagged ‘uterine fibroid embolization’

Less Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Work as Well as Surgery

TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) was as effective as the recommended surgery for treating fibroids in the uterus, a new study says. In UFE, the fibroid growths’ blood supply is cut off using a small tube. The new research found that this approach also…

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WebMD Says Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments

Many American women with uterine fibroids don’t know there’s a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds. “Misperceptions about uterine fibroids and the treatments available often lead women to undergo invasive and potentially unnecessary surgery for their fibroids, despite more than 20 years of clinical use…

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How Intramural Uterine Fibroids May Affect IVF Outcomes

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors of the myometrium. Up to 70% of white women and 90% of African American women will develop fibroids by age 50 years. About one quarter of reproductive-age women will experience symptoms, which are either associated with menstruation (menometrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea) or are related to the size of the fibroid (pressure,…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be Underused

A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be “under-used” in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests. The study looked at a national sample of hospitals and found that fewer fibroid patients are undergoing hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus. But hysterectomy remains much more common compared with a less-invasive procedure…

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Black Women Await More Federal Research Into Fibroids

One of the interesting points that this article makes is that women often wait 2-4 YEARS before getting help for their fibroids! That adds up to a lot of missed work days, wasted family vacations, and too many months of suffering. Our goal at The Fibroid Treatment Center is to help educate women on their…

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