Thursday, July 28, 2011

Uterine Fibroids -- Innovative Treatments -- CLOSED!


So many women suffer with Uterine Fibroids. It's estimated to affect 20-50% of women of childbearing age. It impacts almost every aspect of their lives.
Previously, treatment has often been invasive, painful surgery.

However, there is a bright light on the horizon.

Uterine-Fibroids promotes MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) as a preferable treatment for uterine fibroids and as a replacement for hysterectomy.

MRgFUS, treats uterine fibroids non-invasively in an out patient setting without the need for general anesthesia or hospitalization, greatly reducing recovery time and the risks of side effects.

Insightec is the developer of ExAblate One for women's health and ExAblate OR (the non-invasive operating room), MRI guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery, the cutting edge of fibroid treatment without cutting.

What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids (non-cancerous tumors) are quite common - affecting between 20-50% of women of childbearing age. While many women do not experience any problems, symptoms can be severe enough to require treatment.

What are the key symptoms of uterine fibroids?
•Heavy and prolonged periods
•Bleeding between periods
•Lower back or leg pain
•Pain during sexual intercourse
•Need for frequent urination caused by bladder pressure
•Feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen

Why choose ExAblate for treating your uterine fibroids?
*It's non-invasive - so there's no cutting or general anesthesia
*It's an outpatient procedure - so in most cases there's no hospital stay
*It's not experimental - so it's safe for use and reduces the risk of side effects
*There's a short recovery time - you'll return to livelihood quickly

To learn more, please visit and read about their techniques and treatments.
You can connect with them on Facebook, and @treatfibroids on Twitter.

To see some very informative videos, please visit Uterine-Fibroid Org.'s YouTube Channel

The amazing folks at Uterine-Fibroids and Insightec are offering one of our readers a chance to win a beautiful fleece scarf (ARV: $20) as a thank you for reading this post and visiting their website.

To enter, just follow the directions below. Leave a separate comment for each entry!

Please leave your email address in your comments. If I cannot contact you, you cannot win!

Giveaway ends on Thursday, August 4th. Winner announced on Friday, August 5th.

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DISCLAIMER: I received a fleece scarf as compensation for this post. I was under no obligation to write this post and received no monetary compensation. My opinion is my own and based on my own experience.


Barb K. said...

Good giveaway. I learned that there are many alternative treatment for Uterine Fibroids.

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I learned that in my state California are three treatment centers: San Diego, Los Angeles and san Francisco

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♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

following @treatfibroids on twitter @left_the_stars

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sandyandcosmo said...

I learned that more than 6500 women have already had this procedure.

AngelaK said...

I learned that uterine fibriods are non-cancerous.


ninjabunnyz said...

I leraned that "following the treatment the body gradually removes the treated tissue over a period of months, providing symptom relief."

ninjabunnyz said...

Liked Uterine-Fibroids on Facebook (Mimi Avila)

ninjabunnyz said...

Following @treatfibroids on Twitter (@ninjabunyz1)

Carol said...

I learned that more than 6500 women have already had this procedure.

Jacqueline said...

the long term risks are •Abdominal skin burn with ulceration
•Back or leg pain or weakness

Jacqueline said...

i follow uterine fibroids ont witter

MRWriter said...

I've had these. Not fun. I found their nearest location to me is UCLA Medical Center, Dept. of Radiology, Tumor Ablation Program. Good to know!


Tonya Dean said...

You will lie on the patient table inside an MRI for 3-4 hours depending on the size of your fibroid(s).


Unknown said...

Thank you for the info, wish this had been around a few years earlier for me!
Diane Baum

Rose Mary said...

Learn that uterine fibroids can cause very heavy periods.

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Rose Mary said...

Follow @treatfibroids on twitter (I'm formosa_rose)

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Anonymous said...

I learned that there are four primary types of uterine fibroids, that fibroids can grow to be larger than a melon, and that there is a center in Northbrook, IL closest to me.

Anonymous said...

Following @treatfibroids on Twitter


Unknown said...

I learned that first, the doctor identifies the fibroid(s) on MR images taken of your pelvic region. Then, after detailed planning, high energy focused ultrasound waves heat a small spot in the uterine fibroid to a temperature of up to 85oC. During the pulse or sonication, which lasts about 15 seconds, the doctor monitors the progress and reviews temperature-sensitive images. Since each sonication treats a very small volume, this process will be repeated until the required volume is treated, typically about 50 times. The procedure lasts about 3 hours depending upon the size and number of fibroids treated.

Unknown said...

I tweeted

katklaw777 said...

I learned that More than 6000 women have already undergone the uterine fibroids incisionless procedure.
Very informative post, thanks.

katklaw777 said...

I FOLLOW* @treatfibroids on Twitter w/ katklaw777.

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susansmoaks said...

they have treatment centers in australia
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