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Posts from July, 2014

What to Expect After a Uterine Fibroid Embolization

For women considering uterine fibroid embolization to treat uterine fibroid tumors, it is important to understand what to expect after your procedure. UFE is a less invasive procedure done by a radiology specialist. The doctor will make one small incision on each side of the groin area. From there, he or she inserts a small […]

What Are Possible Side Effects of Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a proven fibroid treatment option to having a hysterectomy. It isn’t a drastic surgery. This less invasive treatment can preserve your uterus and decrease painful symptoms. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognizes UFE as a viable fibroid treatment option. However, there are still many women who suffer […]

How to Know If You Have Uterine Fibroids

Every day, many women are plagued by painful periods, excessive bleeding, or frequent urination. These symptoms may seem to have no relief. But what some of these women do not know is that they are suffering from a common condition known as uterine fibroids. Some studies suggest that 20-40% of women over 35 years of age […]

What Could Be Causing My Period Pain?

Painful periods affect many women. For some, it’s merely annoying; for others, it can be so bad that getting out of bed seems impossible. The term for severe pain during menstruation is dysmenorrhea. It is marked by different types of pain in the abdomen and lower back. In most cases, the pain is normal and […]