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UFE May Improve Women’s Sex Lives

By Olga Chernin / May 9, 2018 / Comments Off on UFE May Improve Women’s Sex Lives

Sex lives of fibroid patients are improved with uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally-invasive treatment, according to a French study. Sex lives and UFE – findings In the French study, 250 women from 25 French centers underwent UFE treatment for their fibroids. They filled out assessments before the procedure and one year later. The results were…

Fibroid Expulsion: What You Need to Know

By Olga Chernin / January 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Fibroid Expulsion: What You Need to Know

Fibroid expulsion is the term used when uterine fibroids are passed out of the body. A small percentage of women experience symptomatic fibroid expulsion after undergoing uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) for their fibroids. Here’s what you should know. What causes fibroid expulsion? The UFE procedure cuts off blood supply to fibroids in the uterus to shrink the fibroids…

Fibroid Pain: Beyond the Uterus

By Olga Chernin / December 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Fibroid Pain: Beyond the Uterus

Fibroids can affect organs beyond your uterus. Learn about the impact fibroids can have on various parts of your body.  Fibroid impact on other organs Fibroid symptoms can be as varied as the women who suffer from them. They may include pelvic pain and pressure, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful sex, and infertility. Severity of fibroid pain…

Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

By Olga Chernin / December 8, 2017 / Comments Off on Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

Could you have adenomysosis?  Painful periods can be caused by many different conditions – including uterine fibroids. However, there are other potential causes. And if your monthly cycle pain interferes with your daily activities, you may be able to get relief. But before you can  treat period pain, you need to know what causes it. …

Healthcare Differences Are Highlighted in The Use Of UFE In Rural America

By Olga Chernin / October 5, 2017 / Comments Off on Healthcare Differences Are Highlighted in The Use Of UFE In Rural America

Uterine fibroid treatment (UFE) is used less than hysterectomies in rural communities as a treatment for fibroids. Geographical disparity in U.S. women’s healthcare  A study highlights the large disparity in recommendations and care among U.S. women, depending on where they live. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School…

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Can Relieve Your Urinary Symptoms

UFE Can Relieve Your Urinary Symptoms

By Olga Chernin / September 4, 2017 / Comments Off on UFE Can Relieve Your Urinary Symptoms

Common symptoms of uterine fibroids include a number of unpleasant experiences, from painful periods to bloating. However, what many women experience, and do not talk about, are lower urinary symptoms of fibroids that can lead to constant urges to urinate and a loss of bladder control. These urges can interfere with a woman’s ability to…

UFE improves fertility

Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization Improve Fertility? One Study Suggests It Might.

By Olga Chernin / July 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization Improve Fertility? One Study Suggests It Might.

What if you could have your uterine fibroids treated and improve your chances of getting pregnant at the same time? One study, conducted in Portugal and published in the magazine Radiology, suggests you can. Fertility and UFE The study focused on 359 women who had undergone uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally-invasive fibroid treatment. For six…

Suffering From Symptoms of Fibroids? One Study Suggests You Might Not Need a Hysterectomy

By Olga Chernin / July 12, 2017 / Comments Off on Suffering From Symptoms of Fibroids? One Study Suggests You Might Not Need a Hysterectomy

Hysterectomies, the surgical removal of the uterus, are used to treat a wide variety of issues, from symptoms of fibroids to endometriosis to cancer. But a hysterectomy marks the end of a woman’s fertility. Also, like any major surgeries, come with a number of potential risks and side effects.  Hysterectomies often not necessary Hysterectomies are…

UFE is a safe and effective alternative to hysterectomy

Safe and Effective Alternative to Hysterectomy

By Olga Chernin / July 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Safe and Effective Alternative to Hysterectomy

Women have a hysterectomy alternative for uterine fibroid relief.  Hysterectomies prevalent In the past, uterine fibroids were more than just an intrusive and painful condition. They often led to the loss of fertility because the most common of the fibroid procedures was a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus. In fact, of the more than…

Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treat Large Fibroids?

By Olga Chernin / April 30, 2017 / Comments Off on 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 fibroids. But that’s no longer the case.  “Previous thinking was that bigger fibroids often times…