Posts Tagged ‘Women’s Health’

Fibroids: Are They Making Sex Painful for You?

If you are a woman reading this, the odds are that you have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths of muscle and connective tissue of the uterus are a common occurrence, affecting 60-80 percent of women. Also, they generally do not cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their…

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Nationwide project will track uterine fibroid treatment outcomes

A cohort of 10 clinical centers across the U.S. recently announced that they will collaborate on a large-scale study on the effectiveness of various treatments for uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are a common type of benign tumor in women. Some are entirely asymptomatic, while others can cause significant pain, bleeding and fertility problems. “Uterine fibroids…

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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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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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What Women Should Know About Fibroid – Seattle Magazine

“I can’t find your cervix,” said my doctor to me, during a routine pelvic exam in the fall of 2012. I was confused. I was a healthy, active 31-year-old and had made this OB/GYN appointment as a precaution to ensure that my body was healthy enough for pregnancy—I wasn’t really worried. To my surprise, it…

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Fibroids in younger women

PAINFUL and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with fibroids. However, many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that fibroids only affect older women. According to obstetrician-gynaecologist at Gynae Associates, Dr Daryl Daley, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, which means that…

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