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Fibroids 101
Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored. Fibroids (also known as myomas or leiomyoma) are benign (non-cancerous) growths in the uterus (womb). They can be attached to the wall of the uterus by a stalk, may grow into the wall of the uterus, jut out into the cavity of the uterus or appear on the outside of the uterus. Growth of fibroids fluctuates with hormone levels. Unfortunately, no one really knows what will cause a fibroid to grow or shrink in a particular person so much of the scientific information is just dogma. Studies have shown that estrogen makes fibroids grow, t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulinum Toxin Helpful in Painful Cutaneous LeiomyomasBotulinum Toxin Helpful in Painful Cutaneous Leiomyomas
Botulinum toxin A may improve skin-related quality of life in patients with cutaneous leiomyomas, according to Maryland-based researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Botox Fails to Reduce Pain in Skin Leiomyomas (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But significant improvements seen in quality-of-life scores (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - August 6, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Uterine fibroids: a clinical update
Fibroids (leiomyoma) are non-cancerous tumors of the uterine muscle found in up to 80% of premenopausal women. There are a range of hormonal treatments available to lessen the symptoms associated with fibroids and several surgical options to remove fibroids. Hide related content:  Show related content Featured In Issue:  Nursing in Practice | 84 read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - May 20, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Women ' s health Source Type: news

More Nonsurgical Options for Fibroids Becoming AvailableMore Nonsurgical Options for Fibroids Becoming Available
Dr Peter Kovacs summarizes the latest options for leiomyomas. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - December 2, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Intravenous LeiomyomatosisRadiological Case: Intravenous Leiomyomatosis
This case study documents a patient with intravenous leiomyomatosis, a rare neoplasm thought to be due to growth of a uterine leiomyoma within or into the intima of pelvic veins. Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Hysteroscopic Morcellation of Fibroids – NICE Research
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. What is hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids)? NICE is looking at a very specific type of procedure which is called ‘hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids). In this procedure, a small metal tube (a hysteroscope) is put inserted through the vagina and into the womb through the cervix. A small instrument with a specially designed tip is inserted through the tube and used to break the fi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 20, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Research fibroids morcellation Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Uterine and Fibroid Morcellation Warnings
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. In recent months there have been a number of warnings issued about uterine polyp and fibroid morcellation during laparascopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, most notably by the FDA in the United States. It’s come about because in a small number of cases the fibroids being removed were shown to be malignant after the surgery, something that was not known prior to the operation. In a few of these cases women went on to develop leio...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternatives to Hysterectomy laparascopic hysterectomy morcellation myomectomy Source Type: news

Fibroids have significant impact on quality of life, workplace performance
Uterine fibroids cause significant fear and morbidity and can compromise workplace performance, according to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the U.S. The results were published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Women's Health. The findings shed new light on the impact, prevalence and treatment concerns related to uterine leiomyomas (fibroids), which affect up to 80 percent of women by age 50. "We conducted this survey to better understand the experience and needs of women with fibroids," says Elizabeth A. Stewart, M.D... (Source: Health News fr...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic study: Uterine fibroids have significant impact on quality of life, workplace performance
(Mayo Clinic) Uterine fibroids cause significant fear and morbidity and can compromise workplace performance, according to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the US. The results were published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Women's Health. The findings shed new light on the impact, prevalence and treatment concerns related to uterine leiomyomas (fibroids), which affect up to 80 percent of women by age 50. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Uterine Fibroids: A Short Review of Surgical OptionsUterine Fibroids: A Short Review of Surgical Options
This viewpoint provides a quick summary of a recent review providing conservative surgical options for treatment of leiomyomas. Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Viewpoint Source Type: news

Uterine Fibroids May Have Single Gene Trigger (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Uterine leiomyomas result in part from a single chromosomal event that triggers losses and rearrangements in multiple gene regions, according to sequencing and gene-expression analysis of tumors and normal myometrium. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 8, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news