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More Myths About Fibroids

Saying that fibroids are widely misunderstood is an enormous understatement. Since up to 80% of African American women and 60% of Caucasian women have them, and considering how  prevalent they are, misconceptions and myths can lead to one huge confusing muddle for many.

Instead of relying on friends or old beliefs, clear these voices from your head and separate the myths about uterine fibroids from the truth.  

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Natural Ways to Shrink Fibroids

Any woman who has experienced the menstrual cramps, back aches, and other discomforts associated with uterine fibroids has probably wished for a non-invasive way to shrink their growth.

The good news is that hormonal balance is the key, and it can unlock natural ways to shrink fibroids and to reduce their growth.

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Uterine Fibroid Treatment: When to Avoid a Hysterectomy

Uterine fibroids are an issue that approximately 70 percent of women will face in their lifetime. Many women suffering from abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain and pressure caused by fibroids want relief as soon as possible.

A hysterectomy is often mentioned in the list of treatment options for women with fibroids. It is a common procedure in the United States, with approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year. But, often times, this procedure is too drastic for the patient’s needs.

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Know Your Fibroid Treatment Options

Uterine fibroids and other causes of pelvic pain have long been treated with hysterectomy and other surgeries. Often, there are better alternatives to a hysterectomy available for women with fibroids. 

Especially for non-cancerous conditions, including fibroid tumors, women should be aware of all possible treatment options before moving forward.

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Why Morcellation is Dangerous During Uterine Fibroid Treatment

When a woman is diagnosed with uterine fibroids, there are a few treatment options from which to choose. Two of these options are a hysterectomy and myomectomy. During a laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, a surgical instrument called a power morcellator is often used. Laparoscopic power morcellators help the surgeon to divide and fragment tissue into smaller pieces to facilitate the removal of the tissue through small surgical incisions. 

Recently, this tool has been found to spread cancer cells throughout the body. In fact, the FDA has warned against the use of power morcellators. Continue reading