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  1. 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 ...

  2. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

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

  3. 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.

  4. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

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

  5. 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.

  6. Uterine Fibroids - Surgery

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

  7. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

    Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

  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 - Exams and Tests

    If your health professional suspects that you have a uterine fibroid problem, certain tests will be ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

  10. 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.

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