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What’s in a Fibroid Screening?

If you or your doctor suspects that you have fibroids, a series of tests must be performed to diagnose the presence of fibroids. Typically, the first step would be to order a sonogram, which captures an image of your uterus…

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Soon You’ll Be Able to Know How Big Your Fibroids Will Get

Women suffering from uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors that grow in the uterus) might benefit from a new tool that can predict how a fibroid will grow within the next year. How does the tool work? It measures the vascular index…

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UFE and Myomectomy Work Together To Treat Intracavitary Fibroids

While uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors that can grow in and around the uterus, are very common, there is a certain type of fibroid that affects fewer women, and can be harder to treat. Called an intracavitary fibroid, this is a…

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Major Improvements In the Way UFE is Performed

UFE improvements continue to revolutionize this highly desirable fibroid treatment. Uterine fibroid embolization improved lives Thirty years ago, a diagnosis of fibroids usually meant only one thing: a hysterectomy. There simply were no other viable alternatives. For decades now, women have…

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization Is One Reason We Celebrate National Without a Scalpel Day

At VIVA EVE, we celebrate National Without A Scalpel Day. That’s because National Without A Scalpel Day honors our UFE procedures as well as the history and current day practitioners of non-surgical and minimally-invasive medical procedures. Minimally-invasive treatments: A bit…

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Study Highlights Potential Long-Term Health Risks of Hysterectomies

Long-term hysterectomy risks are being studied and the findings are compelling. Hysterectomies are common – but maybe not benign About 600,000 hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries) are performed every year, but new research suggests that…

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Lack of Emotional Support For Women Suffering From Fibroids

Emotional support for uterine fibroid sufferers may be hard to come by, a study shows.  Fibroids can produce emotional as well as physical symptoms Uterine fibroids affect a large percentage of women who are older than 45, especially African American…

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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…

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Considering a Hysterectomy? Read These 10 Facts First

Knowing what a hysterectomy could mean for your future emotional and physical health (and whether you need a hysterectomy at all) is essential before undergoing the procedure. Up to 600,000 women undergo a hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus…

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Selecting the Right Treatment For Uterine Fibroids Is an Individual Process

Not all uterine fibroids are alike. And that means that treating them will not look the same for everyone either. Here are a few ways in which fibroids, and symptoms of fibroids, can differ from woman to woman: Area of…