Most women have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths are a common occurrence and usually don’t cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their presence causes problems. Find out about symptoms and treatment options, besides a hysterectomy.
Several medications and three surgical options are effective in treating symptoms of troublesome fibroids while avoiding a hysterectomy.
A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability to bear children. But according to gynecologic oncologist Robert DeBernardo, MD, gynecological cancers aren’t common, and most can be easily treated. “Gynecological cancers are rare in the grand scheme when compared to lung or colon … Read More
Our experts explain robotic hysterectomy as a possible option for treatment.
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When women hear they have uterine fibroids, they are often understandably worried. Their reaction could be primed by girlfriends, family members or even a doctor. Many voices can chime in about what fibroids are, how to best treat them and how they impact a woman’s health. But there’s lots of misinformation out there about fibroids. Lingering … Read More
Women whose heavy periods interfere with work, social activities or exercise need to see a doctor. If no serious problem is found, new treatments can drastically reduce bleeding and make life much easier. Hysterectomy is not the only solution. Depending on what is causing the issue, your doctor might recommend tranexamic acid, an over-the-counter remedy, … Read More
If you have fibroids and heavy, painful periods, a hysterectomy is not your only option. Get an overview of the less invasive options available.
Women, if you’re experiencing a loss of desire, you’re not alone. Learn what type of help is available.
Many women hear that they need a hysterectomy to cure problems like heavy vaginal bleeding. After all, removing the uterus and/or ovaries has been the standard treatment for many years.
But hysterectomy is not a woman’s only option today.