Posts Tagged ‘ufe’

How HackensackUMC Doctors Saved Mom’s Fertility

MaryBeth Stancato of New Milford always knew she wanted several children. At the age of 37, the mother of three children and her husband wanted a fourth child. But, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to have another baby. “Two years ago, my cycle was changing in that both the duration and frequency…

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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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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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Fibroid sufferers say goodbye hysterectomy; hello UFE!

In my practice at The Fibroid Treatment Center, I see women every day who have been suffering from fibroids. Sometimes the women I speak with say that they have had bleeding and pain for years but haven’t been given any options other than hysterectomy. Sometimes, they aren’t even offered hysterectomy, they’re told just to live…

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Uterine fibroid treatment could reduce need for surgery

A NEW development in the treatment of uterine fibroids that could enable thousands of women to avoid hysterectomies and other major surgery has been authorised by the European Commission (EC). Ulipristal acetate – or Esmya – is an oral treatment for the moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids in adult women of reproductive age,…

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Fibroids in younger women

PAINFUL and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with fibroids. However, many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that fibroids only affect older women. According to obstetrician-gynaecologist at Gynae Associates, Dr Daryl Daley, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, which means that…

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