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Uterine Fibroid Embolization as Treatment for Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis (ad-uh-no-my-oh-sis) is a painful uterine condition that may be successfully treated with uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Adenomyosis is the growth of the uterine lining into the uterine wall,1 and may affect up to 20 percent of women. The condition…

Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

Are heating pads, pain meds, your bed, and the fetal position standard tools for dealing with your period? You are not alone. Severe period pain is called dysmenorrhea (painful periods) and affects many women during their monthly cycles. But is…

Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids

How Do You Treat Fibroids? There are several factors that will determine which is the best course of treatment for you, including your age, your risk factors, how bad your symptoms are, and whether or not you plan to get…

UFE Procedure – Questions for your Doctor

As you’re considering how to treat your uterine fibroids, you obviously want to know the details of all the different options: how to prepare, what to expect during the procedure, and how long the recovery will take. With uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), it’s no…

Fibroid Treatment Details

NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS FOR FIBROIDS 1. Watchful waiting If your fibroids cause only minor symptoms – or none at all – there may be no need to treat them. If your fibroids are not bothering you, your best option could be…

Getting a Second Opinion Reduces the Number of Hysterectomies

Do you have uterine fibroids? Has your doctor recommended a hysterectomy? If so, findings from a  UCLA School of Medicine study suggest you get a second opinion. That second opinion might just help you to find a fibroid treatment procedure that…