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Who Can Get Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are so common that more women between the ages of 35 and 54 will get them than any other type of tumor. Some studies show that up to 80% of women develop fibroids by the time they turn…

Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treat Large Fibroids?

Research has shown that uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can provide a good treatment option for women with large fibroids. Research on large fibroids In the past, UFE was believed to only be safe and effective in treating small to medium…

UFE is an effective treatment for fibroids and adenomyosis

UFE Beyond Fibroids: Understanding How the Procedure Can Change and Save Lives

Uterine fibroid embolization or UFE (also known as uterine artery embolization) is best known as a treatment for uterine fibroids that can have positive, life-changing benefits. In addition, the UFE procedure has a number of additional, equally life-changing — and…

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Why Many Women Don’t Seek Treatment for Their Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroid symptoms can be debilitating, yet many women don’t seek treatment and are unaware that there are minimally invasive options available. Uterine fibroids often do not receive the attention they deserve from women who suffer from debilitating symptoms month…

Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Cause Early Menopause?

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an effective treatment for uterine fibroids. Still, there is the question…can UFE cause early menopause? The answer to this common question from women dealing with fibroids is a resounding “it depends.” For the most part,…

Minimally Invasive Cure for Fibroids of the Uterus

Finding out you have uterine fibroids can be scary. Learning that you need surgery to remove them can feel even scarier. You might envision an invasive surgery, a large scar, and a long, painful recovery. But if you’re among the one…

African American Women and Uterine Fibroids

When it comes to uterine fibroids, African American women suffer more than any other ethnic group. In fact, they are three times more likely to develop and suffer from fibroid symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, and pelvic pain.1,2 Lack…

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…