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Daniel Javit, MD


Nonsurgical Management of Uterine Fibroids

June 22, 2011

Fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the uterus. These noncancerous growths are present in 20-40% of women over the age of 35. In some women, the fibroids can become enlarged and cause symptoms of excessive bleeding and pain. While the classic treatment of symptomatic fibroids has been surgical removal of the fibroids (myomectomy) or the uterus (hysterectomy) recent advances now afford a nonsurgical treatment.