Patient Stories

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For women suffering from uterine fibroids, it is important for them to know that they are not alone. We are grateful to those women who have been willing to share their personal struggles with uterine fibroids – from diagnosis to treatment – with other women, with the hope that it will encourage others to TAKE ACTION and find a treatment option that works best for their personal situation.


Vaneicia’s Story – UFE, Myomectomy, and Still Searching

I have been living with fibroids since I was 18 years old. Over the years they’ve just continue to grow and cause other concerns. In 2009 I had a MRI done and the doctor said they found 17 fibroids and possibly more … Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Choice – Focused Ultrasound

Elizabeth’s Patient Story Fibroids Compromising My Life and Work Over the course of several months my cycle started getting longer and longer.  It felt like I was bleeding all of the time.  My energy was low, and my relationships were … Continue reading

Stephanie’s Choice – Focused Ultrasound

A little more than eight months ago, I was directed down the frightening path to the operating room after a diagnostic ultrasound revealed a rapidly growing 435cc fibroid that was causing me severe pain and other problems. At age 27, I had never even heard of uterine … Continue reading

Colin’s Choice – Robotic Myomectomy

My Fibroid History I started with one submucosal fibroid in 2007. I had three hysteroscopic myomectomies, each about nine months apart, in 2007, 2008, and 2009, and a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy in March 2010. I am 32 and wishing to … Continue reading

Titilayo's Choice

I had heavy bleeding, frequent urination, a bulky stomach, and cramping. My bleeding is sometimes so heavy that I can’t go out. I go through 10-15 pads in a day. It is so uncomfortable. I have tried everything you can … Continue reading

Shirley’s Choice – Focused Ultrasound

I first discovered I had fibroids during a routine screening for Ovarian cancer. I was told they were nothing to worry about, however I soon started having issues with constipation and bladder retention. I ultimately went to St. Mary’s for … Continue reading

Jodi’s Choices – Myomectomy and UFE

I had a myomectomy in 2001 and the fibroids grew back. My doctor recommended Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) because I am 40 years old, am not worried if I cannot have anymore children, and he suggested it would be a good alternative to hysterectomy. Continue reading

Debra's Choice – Focused Ultrasound

Symptoms I’ve had fibroids for the past 10 years that were closely monitored. About three years ago, I realized that my prolonged, heavy, crampy periods were taking over my life. I found it difficult to make social or vacation plans … Continue reading

Frances’ Choice – Focused Ultrasound

It is so important for a woman to have a voice. When I first learned that I had uterine fibroids I kept it to myself. I thought I was the only one, and that was not a cool feeling, so … Continue reading

Wendy's Choice – Focused Ultrasound

This is a true story with a happy ending…A story that may help tens of thousands of women. Women must become aware that there is a fantastic choice other than the barbaric option of hysterectomy…A huge fibroid was shrunk (ablated) … Continue reading