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  1. Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment

    Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.

  2. Hysteroscopy for Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

    Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic and surgical procedure that makes examining the inside of the uterus possible without making an abdominal cut (incision). During hysteroscopy, a lighted viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. Treatment can also be done through the hysteroscope during the same procedure. Hysteroscopy usually takes 30 to ..

  3. Uterine Fibroids - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

    To treat uterine fibroids, surgery can be used to remove fibroids only (myomectomy) or to remove the entire uterus (hysterectomy).

  5. Uterine Fibroids - What Happens

    Uterine fibroids can grow on the inside wall of the uterus, within the muscle wall of the uterus, or on the outer wall of the uterus. They can alter the shape of the uterus as they grow.

  6. Uterine Fibroids - Topic Overview

    Uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on your uterus. You can have fibroids on the inside, on the outside, or in the wall of your uterus. Your doctor may call them fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas.

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Other Treatment

    Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a recent addition to the list of uterine fibroid treatment options. It is a nonsurgical alternative to hysterectomy or myomectomy.

  8. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

    Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.

  9. Uterine Fibroids - Prevention

    It is common for fibroids to grow back after treatment. The only treatment that absolutely prevents regrowth of fibroids is removal of the entire uterus, called hysterectomy.

  10. Myomectomy

    Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.

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