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  1. Topic Overview

    If you choose not to breast-feed or if you have to stop breast-feeding suddenly,your breasts may become full and sore and leak milk. This is a condition known as breast engorgement. But many women experience only mild symptoms when they stop breast-feeding and do not require treatment. Massage,cold compresses (to reduce swelling),and wearing a good support bra may help ease discomfort. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

    The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - Treatment Overview

    Most uterine fibroids are harmless, do not cause symptoms, and shrink with menopause. However, some fibroids are painful, press on other internal organs, bleed and cause anemia, or cause pregnancy problems.

  5. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

    There are different factors that increase a woman's risk of developing uterine fibroids.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ..

  8. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

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

  9. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

    Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

  10. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

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

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