Uterine Fibroids Treatment - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/31/07

Uterine Fibroids Treatment

Have you heard women say they have fibroids? They're non-cancerous tumors in the uterus so you can live with them, but eventually they can become painful and bloating occurs. Who wants to live with that? That's why a lot of women have a hysterectomy. 

A new study from the Mayo Clinic highlights a non-invasive way of treating Fibroids. It's called "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery". That's a fancy way of saying they are using high-energy sound waves that travel through the abdominal wall. It sends out thermal energy to destroy the tumors by coagulating the blood supply while the healthy tissue is spared.

The Mayo Clinic says after trying the procedure on 350 women, it works. There is no more pain or bloating.

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