Uterine fibroids are an extremely common type of nonmalignant tumor that many women are not even aware they have. Typically, these tumors do not cause any problematic symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual flow, which is exactly why so many women are unaware of their own uterine fibroids.
Adenomyosis is a benign, non-life threatening condition, but if you suffer with its painful effects, all you want is relief. Unfortunately it can be confused with uterine fibroids and other conditions, so it can be difficult to diagnose without proper medical attention.
One of the newer treatments for Adenomyosis is UAE, or Uterine Artery Embolization. How does its effectiveness stack up against other treatments?
Uterine fibroids are an issue that approximately 70 percent of women will face in their lifetime. Many women suffering from abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain and pressure caused by fibroids want relief as soon as possible.
It’s no secret that uterine fibroids produce a number of unpleasant symptoms. Women commonly report bloating, abdominal pain and irregular or heavy bleeding; no of which are conducive to sexual function. The effects of life with uterine fibroids can be debilitating for some women.
During a hysterectomy, the uterus is removed and depending on the case, the ovaries may also be removed. This surgery is among the ten most common operations performed every year in the US. In fact, over 300,000 hysterectomies are performed for benign (noncancerous) conditions every year.
Uterine fibroids can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms:
It’s that time of year again where we all promise ourselves to make more frequent visits to the gym, eat healthier, and shed a few pounds. But how successful is this overdone New Year’s Resolution? Sure, it sounds great on paper but is it really enough motivation to get us to the gym at the crack of dawn?
While there is no foolproof way to avoiding fibroids, balancing one’s hormone levels has been known to assist in management of this common, benign condition. Hormones, particularly estrogen, are one of the leading causes of new fibroid development and growth.
Dr. Hardee and one of our patients Bridgette Davis discussed the UFE procedure on Great Day Houston. Check out the video below!
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