Obstetrics & gynaecology

How do painful fibroids grow?

Insights into how uterine tumors grow could give hope to millions of women who deal with painful fibroids. Nearly 8 in 10 women develop fibroids, noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus during child-bearing years. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Nonsurgical treatment for uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are the leading cause of women undergoing hysterectomies, leaving them unable to bear children. Fibroids often are diagnosed in women between 20 and 40. They can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pain and infertility.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study compares surgical treatment options for uterine fibroids

In a recent study, Mayo Clinic researchers compared the cost-effectiveness of surgical treatments for uterine fibroids, suggesting that the less invasive option may relieve symptoms without as high a price.

Genetics

Scientists develop new model for understanding uterine fibroids

Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new cellular model of uterine fibroids that stem from common genetic mutations, which will accelerate further research and development of future treatments, according to findings ...

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 ...

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