Medications

Drug trial shows promise for easing uterine fibroids

About three quarters of women will experience uterine fibroids before they reach the age of 50. With a range of often debilitating symptoms including excessive menstrual bleeding, they are the most common reason women undergo ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Black women less likely to get laparoscopic fibroid surgeries

Surgery for uterine fibroids can often be done through minimally invasive techniques that avoid a hospital stay. But Black and Hispanic women may be less likely to receive these treatments, a recent study finds.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obesity may increase risk of some female reproductive disorders

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing female reproductive disorders, however, the roles and mechanisms of obesity in the cause(s) of reproductive conditions are unclear. A study publishing February 1st ...

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 ...

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