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The deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 outbreak have highlighted long held inequities for people of color around the world. Those inequities are especially notable in health care. At The Center for Innovative GYN Care, we’re committed to improving the lives of women through the treatment of …

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Recognizing Fibroid Awareness Month  By age 50, as many as 80% of women will develop fibroids, which are noncancerous growths in the uterus. Fibroids are common, yet many people do not fully understand what they are or the impact they can have. CIGC recognizes Fibroid Awareness Month every July to help affected people understand the condition and its symptoms, …

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When Rupal approached her general physician in London after years of painful periods and heavy bleeding, the response was, “Oh, that’s normal. You just have to deal with it.” She was told to take painkillers and go home.  But Rupal knew something wasn’t right. She researched her symptoms and suspected the problem was either endometriosis or uterine fibroids. As a resident of the United …

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Treat Large Fibroids with A Minimally Invasive Myomectomy or Hysterectomy WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FIBROIDS GROW TOO LARGE The risks associated with fibroids can be dangerous — especially if they are given time to grow. If not treated early, uterine fibroids can become very large and cause significant complications. The most effective fibroid removal surgery techniques …

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There are many conflicting studies about what to eat and what not to eat if you have fibroids. The fibroids diet may help control fibroids from growing in the first place, but once they are in the uterus and are showing signs of growing, changes to the diet either do not work or are short-lived.

Fibroid growth is unpredictable, and they can get very large very fast in some women. Many times doctors will tell a patient to watch and wait, rather than perform surgery. Women who could have treated smaller fibroids early on can actually face distortion of the uterus causing problems with getting pregnant, carrying a child to term, or have increased risks of requiring a hysterectomy.

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The fibroid-fertility connection is important to understand as couples consider infertility treatments. The location of the fibroid, and not necessarily the size are important to understand for fertility. Women who wish to retain their uterus for fertility can have their fibroids safely removed with the LAAM technique.