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  1. Ultrasound Relieves Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

    Dec. 1, 2004 -- A recently approved treatment for uterine fibroids may help some women avoid hysterectomy and get relief from symptoms such as pain and bleeding. A new study shows that MRI-guided ultrasound therapy significantly improved uterine fibroid symptoms and improved the quality of life in n

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  2. Ultrasound Approved to Treat Uterine Fibroids

    Oct. 25, 2004 -- A new device that uses sound waves to destroy uterine fibroids may offer an alternative to surgery for some women who suffer from the bleeding and painful condition. The FDA approved the new device, known as the ExAblate 2000, for the treatment of uterine fibroids in women after an

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  3. More Options to Treat Fibroids

    March 26, 2004 (Phoenix) -- Many middle-aged women a have bothersome fibroids -- benign tumors that can cause lower pelvic pain or pressure and abnormal uterine bleeding. Most of these women are likely to undergo hysterectomies, but a new study gives hope that a nonsurgical approach may be a better

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  4. Evista Stops Growth of Uterine Fibroids

    Jan. 14, 2004 -- High doses of a drug commonly used to treat osteoporosis may help stop the growth of uterine fibroids and offer a new alternative treatment for premenopausal women with the condition. Up to 40% of women have uterine fibroids, which are abnormal growths on the wall of the uterus. In

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  5. Ultrasound Heat Treats Fibroids

    July 29, 2003 -- There are few nonsurgical options for the treatment of uterine fibroids, but that could soon change. A procedure that destroys the noncancerous tumors with guided ultrasound waves was found to be safe and well tolerated in a recent study from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. T

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  6. Baby After Fibroid Procedure Possible

    March 31, 2003 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- Uterine fibroids can not only cause pain but can actually hold women captive in their homes for several days every month because unremitting bleeding makes them worry about embarrassing accidents. Fibroids are also the leading reason women have a hysterectomy

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  7. Easier Fibroid Surgery

    Sept. 26, 2002 -- Getting rid of uterine fibroids just got easier. With only a local anesthetic, a laser can zap them away -- and you go home the same day. A group of British researchers has developed this novel method for treating fibroids. Many women develop the benign, fibrous uterine tumors, whi

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  8. Outpatient Fibroid Treatment Beats Open Surgery

    March 6, 2001 (San Antonio) -- An outpatient procedure not only stops the heavy menstrual bleeding caused by benign fibroid tumors in the uterus, but also does it with less pain and faster recovery than open surgery. It also improves sexual function in some women, according to studies reported here

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  9. New Procedures Offer Alternatives to Hysterectomy

    June 26, 2000 -- Doctors say new alternatives to hysterectomy are emerging that can, in some cases, treat noncancerous tumors of the uterus without sacrificing the women's chances to have a baby. One procedure, known as uterine arterial embolization, works by decreasing blood supply to the tumors, c

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  10. Procedure Can Help Younger Women With Uterine Fibroids

    March 27, 2000 (San Diego) --Younger women with uterine fibroid tumors can have a nonsurgical treatment called uterine fibroid embolization without compromising their fertility, according to researchers who spoke at a meeting of interventional radiologists here. This procedure had been thought to be

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