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Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.
Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor
Call to make an appointment if you have possible symptoms of a problem from a uterine fibroid.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure performed by a radiologist that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. Fibroids treated with this procedure shrink an average of 48% to 78%.1, 2 For women who are not planning a pregnancy in the future, UFE is a possible option in place of surgery for fibroids.You should not eat or drink anything for 4 to 8 hours before uterine fibroid ...
Uterine Fibroids - Cause
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.
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.
Uterine Fibroids - Surgery
To treat uterine fibroids, surgery can be used to remove fibroids only (myomectomy) or to remove the entire uterus (hysterectomy).
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.
Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment
Home treatment can ease menstrual period pain and anemia that may be linked to uterine fibroids.