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  1. 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.

  2. Uterine Fibroids - When To Call a Doctor

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

  3. 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.

  4. Myomectomy

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

  5. Uterine Fibroids - Cause

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

  6. Uterine Fibroids - Symptoms

    Uterine fibroid symptoms can develop slowly over several years or rapidly over several months. Most women with uterine fibroids have mild symptoms or none at all and never need treatment. For some women, uterine fibroid symptoms become a problem.

  7. Uterine Fibroids - What Increases Your Risk

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. Uterine Fibroids - Medications

    Medicine can be used to help relieve uterine fibroid problems.

  10. 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.

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