Medical research

Need relief from uterine fibroids? You may have options

More than half of women eventually develop fibroids, which are noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. Most of the time, they don't have any symptoms and cause no problems, but when they do, women may experience:

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study discovers safe, effective oral treatment for uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are a common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding and pain in women of reproductive age, especially among women of color. An estimated $34 billion in healthcare costs are associated with uterine fibroids in ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q and A: Spotting, perimenopause and menopause

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 52 and recently had gone 10 months without a period, so I had assumed I was in menopause. But, over the past three months, I've noticed some light spotting. Does this mean I'm not in menopause? How ...

Oncology & Cancer

Destroying cancer cells with non-surgical ultrasound treatment

Focusing ultrasound energy on a target site in the body to generate heat can incinerate and destroy the tissue at the site without a surgical procedure. This method is clinically applied to treat uterine fibroids, prostatic ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's wellness: Uterine fibroids are common noncancerous growths

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren't associated with an increased risk of uterine ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Fibroid-related QOL better with myomectomy for uterine fibroids

(HealthDay)—For women with symptomatic uterine fibroids, fibroid-related quality of life at two years is better for those undergoing myomectomy than those undergoing uterine-artery embolization, according to a study published ...

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