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Women Seeking Second Opinion for Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyoma: Role of Comprehensive Fibroid Center – Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound

ObjectiveThe objective of the study was to describe our early experience with a comprehensive uterine fibroid center and report our results in women seeking a second opinion for management of symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. MethodsWe performed a HIPAA-complaint, IRB-approved retrospective study … Continue reading

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FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use in Hysterectomies – The Wall Street Journal

Federal regulators advised doctors Thursday to stop using a surgical device used in tens of thousands of hysterectomies each year, citing its potential to spread cancer. The move by the Food and Drug Administration could change the way many women … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Against Fibroid Morcellation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against a popular treatment for uterine fibroids, laparoscopic power morcellation. This procedure involves breaking up the uterine tissue into smaller pieces or fragments so it can be removed through a small … Continue reading

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Fighting Fibroids – Essence

By Hilary Beard At 26 Tasha Mitchell stopped taking birth control pills to get a break from the side effects she had been enduring since her teens. “I just wanted to get off it once and for all,” she says. … Continue reading

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A common problem few women want to talk about: Fibroids cause more than just pain – The Washington Post

By Erin N. Marcus, Published: March 24 By age 50, about seven out of 10 white women and more than eight out of 10 black women in the United States have a condition about which they may not even be aware: fibroids, or … Continue reading

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Treatment Options for Women with Fibroids – The Washington Post

By Erin N. Marcus, Published: March 24 Most women with fibroids don’t have symptoms severe enough to warrant treatment. For those who do, there are a variety of therapies, which are usually selected based on a woman’s age, medical history and whether she … Continue reading

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A Surgical Procedure’s Risks, Unmentioned – The New York Times

Many patients assume that, like prescription drugs, surgical procedures and instruments undergo extensive testing and must be government-approved. It’s not necessarily so. Developers, of course, do test new instruments, and practitioners often train with an expert before using them unsupervised … Continue reading

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Hysterectomy: Know Before You Go

A diagnosis of problematic fibroids, endometriosis or abnormal bleeding could lead your doctor to recommend a hysterectomy. But before you get rolled into the OR, ask questions. “Patients who regret the procedure usually aren’t presented with all their options,” says … Continue reading

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Uterine Surgical Technique Is Linked to Abnormal Growths and Cancer Spread

By DENISE GRADY FEB. 6, 2014 Concerns are increasing among doctors about the safety of a procedure performed on tens of thousands of women a year in the United States who undergo surgery to remove fibroid tumors from the uterus, … Continue reading

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The Health Problem You Have An 80% Chance Of Getting

By Markham Heid Fibroids—benign tumors that develop in the muscle tissue of the uterus—show up in 80% of women by age 50. But despite their prevalence and the risks they pose, the average sufferer waits nearly four years before seeking … Continue reading

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