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Women with uterine fibroids are often told hysterectomy is the best treatment, even though less invasive options are available, a new study finds.

More than half (53%) of women with uterine fibroids -- non-cancerous growths along the wall of the uteru...

Keeping blood pressure under control could be crucial for women in preventing uterine fibroids, new research shows.

Middle-aged women tracked for up to 17 years in a new study were 37% less likely to develop these painful growths if they treated their high blood pressure with medication.

On th...

Hormone therapy is the usual go-to when women develop painful uterine fibroids, but researchers report they are zeroing in on new avenues for treatment.

A University of Cincinnati team found that fibroid cells respond to physical strain differently than the uterine cells around them. That's important, said researcher Stacey Schutte...

Women in a Chinese study who sat for more than six hours each day faced substantially higher odds of developing uterine fibroids before menopause, a new study has found.

Overall, more sedentary women had double the risk of developing the often painful and harmful uterine growths prior to menopause, say a team led by

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • November 30, 2023
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  • Having uterine fibroids or endometriosis can increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, but a new study finds that a hysterectomy can lower that risk for both Black and white women with fibroids.

    “Conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids can impact health and quality of life,” said Dr. Barbara N...

    Uterine fibroids can cause uncontrolled bleeding and infertility in women, and now a new study finds an unexpected culprit: Toxic chemicals called phthalates that are present in everything from fast-food packaging to plastic water bottles.

    “We detected the phthalate DEHP and its breakdown products in much higher quantities in the urine of women who also happen to have symptomatic uterin...

    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.

    Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus. Sometimes they cause no probl...

    A hysterectomy isn't necessarily needed to treat a common women's health problem, researchers report.

    Adenomyosis is abnormal tissue growth in the wall of the uterus, which causes cramps and heavy menstrual bleeding. The condition affects as many as one in three women.

    But it often goes undiagnosed until it results in a hysterectomy, according to a broad review of medical literature...

    Far too many women are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms due to fibroids, according to a new study spanning 12 years.

    Fibroids are common noncancerous growths in the uterus. They don't always cause symptoms, but those that do may result in heavy menstrual bleeding and severe abdominal pain.

    Fully tens of thousands of women are seen annually in the emergency department for fibroids ...

    Exposure to ozone air pollution may make Black women more likely to develop fibroids.

    Compared to women exposed to the lowest levels of the pollutant, Black women exposed to the highest levels had a 35% increased risk for developing the non-cancerous growths in and around their uterus. The link was even stronger among women younger than 35 and those who had given birth.

    Exactly how,...

    Two "uterine-sparing" treatments for fibroids can improve women's quality of life -- though one might be more effective than the other, a new clinical trial suggests.

    Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in and around the wall of the uterus that are usually harmless. But when they cause significant problems, like persistent pain and heavy menstrual bleeding, treatment may be necessary.<...

    A new trial confirms that the drug selumetinib shrinks tumors in children suffering from neurofibromatosis type 1.

    The condition is characterized by changes in skin coloring and the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. The tumors cause disfigurement, limitations on strength and range of motion, and pain.

    The tumors are hard to treat,...

    Women who must have their uterus removed should be wary of a procedure called uncontained uterine power morcellation, Yale University researchers warn.

    This once common surgical option for hysterectomy or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) has been linked to worse outcomes for patients with undiagnosed uterine cancer at the time of surgery.

    In a hysterectomy, the proce...

    A minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) was as effective as the recommended surgery for treating fibroids in the uterus, a new study says.

    In UFE, the fibroid growths' blood supply is cut off using a small tube. The new research found that this approach also led to fewer complications compared to myomectomy, a surgery that removes individual fibroids f...