How Intramural Uterine Fibroids May Affect IVF Outcomes

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors of the myometrium. Up to 70% of white women and 90% of African American women will develop fibroids by age 50 years. About one quarter of reproductive-age women will experience symptoms, which are either associated with menstruation (menometrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea) or are related to the size of the fibroid (pressure,…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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Cynthia Bailey Joins Dr. John Lipman for ‘Freedom from Fibroids’ documentary premiere

Esteemed female professionals recently convened for the official premiere of the documentary Freedom from Fibroids, featuring “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey, former TV anchor and current radio and television TV host Monica Pearson, and John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.  Guests enjoyed red carpet arrivals, an intimate…

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The Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Toya Wright (who you might know as Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, a TV personality, or author of In My Own Words) walks around every day feeling like she’s five months pregnant. Despite sticking to a healthy diet and busting her butt in the gym, that belly won’t go away—because it’s caused by uterine fibroids. Not only do…

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Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be Underused

A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be “under-used” in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests. The study looked at a national sample of hospitals and found that fewer fibroid patients are undergoing hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus. But hysterectomy remains much more common compared with a less-invasive procedure…

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Fibroids: Are They Making Sex Painful for You?

If you are a woman reading this, the odds are that you have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths of muscle and connective tissue of the uterus are a common occurrence, affecting 60-80 percent of women. Also, they generally do not cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their…

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Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the Facts about fibroids

Fibroids are uterine overgrowths that develop in and around the uterus in a female. They are nothing but the normal tissue that starts growing abnormally to form a benign or a non-cancerous tumor. Fibroids have become an extremely common condition that can be experienced by females after puberty and the peak incidence of occurrence is…

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TRUST Study to look at the costs of fibroid care

The article below discusses one of several ongoing medical research studies about the benefits of three different types of fibroid treatments. In the TRUST Study, one of the end goals is to determine which of the 3 treatments is the most cost effective for women and their health insurance carriers. Another promising study is the…

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