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Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Cause Early Menopause?

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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, the risk increases with age just as everything else does. Premature menopause occurs more often…

Minimally Invasive Cure for Fibroids of the Uterus

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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 in four women with fibroids who experience painful or uncomfortable symptoms, leaving your uterine fibroids untreated…

African American Women and Uterine Fibroids

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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 of attention? Yet, despite struggling with daily activities, experiencing intrusive pain during sex, and enduring…

Uterine Fibroid Embolization as Treatment for Adenomyosis

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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 creates significant symptoms (like heavy menstruation, pelvic pain, and frequent urination) in up to a…

Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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 it normal? In most cases, yes, even severe period pain is simply the byproduct of…

Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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 pregnant in the future. A discussion with your doctor will help you decide whether uterine…

UFE Procedure – Questions for your Doctor

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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 different. You know the pros and cons, but you want to know more. Here are…

Fibroid Treatment Details

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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 “watchful waiting.” Your fibroids might only grow slowly or might even shrink after menopause. But…

Getting a Second Opinion Reduces the Number of Hysterectomies

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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 doesn’t require major surgery.1 About the UCLA study on fibroids and second opinions This recommendation…