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What’s in a Fibroid Screening?

By Katherine Muniz / February 8, 2019 / Comments Off on 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 to confirm the diagnosis and to map and measure fibroids. While some doctors find that…

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

By Olga Chernin / June 6, 2018 / Comments Off on 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 of the fibroid, or, in simpler terms, it measures how many blood vessels are feeding…

UFE and Myomectomy Work Together To Treat Intracavitary Fibroids

By Olga Chernin / May 31, 2018 / Comments Off on 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 noncancerous tumor that grows inside the uterine cavity. This type of fibroid can cause severe…

Major Improvements In the Way UFE is Performed

By Olga Chernin / April 10, 2018 / Comments Off on 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 had access to the minimally-invasive uterine fibroid treatment treatment option. Significantly, UFE can preserve fertility,…

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

By Olga Chernin / February 6, 2018 / Comments Off on 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 of medical history On January 16, 1964, a Dr. Charles Dotter performed a minimally invasive…

Study Highlights Potential Long-Term Health Risks of Hysterectomies

By Olga Chernin / January 11, 2018 / Comments Off on 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 these surgeries may be putting women at greater risk of long-term health problems. “Hysterectomy is…

Lack of Emotional Support For Women Suffering From Fibroids

By Olga Chernin / December 28, 2017 / Comments Off on 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 women.  Fibroids symptoms — pain, excessive bleeding, bloating, painful intercourse — can be uncomfortable and…

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…

Considering a Hysterectomy? Read These 10 Facts First

By Olga Chernin / December 13, 2017 / Comments Off on 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 and sometimes other reproductive organs) every year in the United States, according to the Center…

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Selecting the Right Treatment For Uterine Fibroids Is an Individual Process

By Olga Chernin / December 6, 2017 / Comments Off on 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 Growth All uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus. However, where they are located…