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
If you have cervical cancer and need a hysterectomy, a robotic-assisted surgery could offer you some advantages over traditional surgery. If the cancer is detected early enough, doctors may recommend radical hysterectomy as a treatment option, says gynecologic oncologist Thomas Morrissey, MD. Today, surgeons more frequently suggest robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical hysterectomy as a faster, less … Read More
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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
More than half of all women have fibroids. The good news is that many of them don’t even know it. If you have fibroids that cause painful periods and other problems, don’t agree to a hysterectomy before getting a second opinion. Experts have many less invasive ways to treat these uterine growths, from medication to … Read More
Drugs that treat sexual dysfunction in men, such as sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis), have been a huge success. However, women don’t have an equivalent medication solution for sexual problems. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) refers to sexual problems for women in the areas of arousal, desire and orgasm. In some cases of FSD, intercourse itself … Read More
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.