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2009-02-24 13:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A project to create awareness among African American women about a non-invasive outpatient uterine fibroid treatment using high energy ultrasound will begin in the Chicago area in March, led by two prominent and well respected African American gynecologists, Dr. Leonard Lawson and Dr. Eric Brown. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African American women are 2 to 3 times more likely to get uterine fibroids than women of other...

2009-01-07 14:56:08

A British woman said she was shocked to discover that she has two sets of reproductive organs. Lindsay Hasaj, 27, said she was two months pregnant when doctors told her she had two vaginas, two cervixes and two wombs, ABC News reported Wednesday. Dr. Ed Huang, associate director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told ABC News an estimated one in 3,000 women have the condition, which is known as uterus didelphys. He said he has only seen four cases...

2008-09-11 00:00:27

A British scientist suggest steroids may help women who have suffered multiple miscarriages. Siobhan Quenby of the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool Women's Hospital said tests show steroids may reduce the number of "natural killer cells" in the uterus and increase the chances of an embryo reaching full term, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Quenby said natural killer cells are useful in most of the body because they destroy infected or malignant cells. In the uterus,...

2008-09-09 09:00:09

ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermodel Beverly Johnson is on a mission to get women to Ask 4 questions and Tell 4 or more others about a health condition faced by up to 75 percent of all women in the U.S.(1): uterine fibroids. Although uterine fibroids are common, many women remain uninformed about this condition, and a majority wait up to a year before finding treatment, often despite pain, heavy bleeding and weight gain. Beverly did, and now she is sharing her story to ensure...

2008-06-26 15:00:59

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you address the problem of a prolapsed uterus? What treatment would you suggest? - M.V. ANSWER: "Prolapse" means "a falling down." A prolapsed uterus is one whose supporting ligaments and muscles have become too weak and lax to keep it in place. The uterus drops downward and can drop so far that it protrudes through the vagina. About 50 percent of women older than 50 have some degree of uterine prolapse, so age is a major factor in causing the problem. So is vaginal...

2008-06-24 02:29:21

Most women experience some discomfort during their periods. But for some, the pain is so excruciating and severe that it could be a sign of an underlying condition. Three years ago, Exeter pharmacist Philippa Houchin, who had suffered heavy, painful periods since she was a teenager, was diagnosed with adenomyosis, a condition which is similar to endometriosis. She said: "On a monthly basis, I was experiencing huge amounts of pain. I was able to work, but on some days, it was a struggle...

2007-11-20 18:00:00

By ANGELA EPSTEIN MORE than half of women suffer a pelvic prolapse as a complication of childbirth. Wendy Bougen, 45, a health spa manager from Cheltenham, had a graft of pig tissue to repair the problem. She talks to ANGELA EPSTEIN about her experience, and her surgeon explains the procedure.. THE PATIENT AS A child, I sometimes wet myself when I laughed, coughed or sneezed. Although it bothered me, I was so embarrassed I could not face talking to anyone about it. But when I had children...

2007-05-24 12:00:11

ST. LOUIS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every three hysterectomies performed are due to benign tumors (uterine fibroids). Over 25 percent of women in the United States have clinically symptomatic uterine fibroids and as many as 77 percent of all women could have uterine fibroids and many do not even know it. There is good news for St. Louis women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids. Local area gynecologists now have access to a revolutionary...

2007-01-11 09:01:40

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids now have local access to a revolutionary non-invasive outpatient procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging and focused ultrasound to destroy these tumors. ExAblate of Las Vegas, the first Nevada facility to offer this incisionless procedure with the ExAblate 2000 system, is now open at 7170 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A. "The ExAblate technology combines magnetic...

2007-01-11 09:00:25

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Area women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids now have local access to a revolutionary non-invasive outpatient procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging and focused ultrasound to destroy these tumors. ExAblate of Long Island, the first Metropolitan Area facility to offer this incisionless procedure with the ExAblate 2000 system, is now open at 900 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck. "The...


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