Toronto’s Calling

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are testing an experimental treatment called MRI-guided focused ultrasound therapy. They say the treatment can eliminate certain kinds of fibroids in less than two hours, with no surgery at all. It has been noted that, during the focused ultrasound therapy, the patient lies on a table and is guided…

2, 3, 4, 5

By Du Qiongfang Source: Global Times “You’ll have to wait two years before you can get pregnant.” As a recently married 32-year-old who was looking forward to having a baby in time for the auspicious Year of the Monkey, these words from my physician hit me like a kick to my tummy. As a woman,…

Scars and all

As a single, 32-year-old woman, I lamented the fact that the next man to see me naked would not be one who’d vowed to love me in sickness and in health, or even a sweet boyfriend who’d read to me in bed while I recovered. I hated the thought of looking like I’d had a…

Endometrium

It’s vitally important that we use the right language when we talk about fibroids. With others and our doctors. It will help people know how serious we are about our health. đź’‹ Endometrium: the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus that is lost during menstruation. Humans, “old world” primates, elephant shrews, and fruit…

Winter Side effects

  It’s officially winter. And for those of us that have scar tissue from myomectomy or hysterectomy or cesarean surgery – winter brings the cold right through your body (it feels like). The scar tissue can tighten up and feel stiff. Very unpleasant. I was with my mother-in-law and we were walking when the chill…

2good

If it’s too good to be true then it usually is. I read a story about a woman who was in Uganda And she took some herbs orally and then gave “birth” to her fibroids. Didn’t say what kind of fibroids she had. Just says that she passed them vaginally. Didn’t say what herbs she…

Types of fibroid tumors

All fibroids are not created equal. Pedunculated means that it grows on a stalk. Like broccoli. The stalk can extend inside or outside the uterus. Intramural means it grows smack dab in the middle of the uterine wall. If it pushes on the exterior wall you may feel pressure. If it grows toward the uterine…

Is it worth it?

  In the US the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic said this week they will attempt to give 10 women the chance to be pregnant by providing them with a #uterinetransplant. The study announced this week will attempt to help women unable to carry a pregnancy to term because of uterine factor infertility, according to…

Kupala Injili

So the other day I read about kupala injili – a practice that is supposed to help women who are having infertility problems. In this particular BaTonga village in Zimbabwe, a woman recently died and the cause was a mystery to the woman who preformed the surgery. The Kuala Injilis surgery is left to elderly women of…

Acessa

There is a rather new-ish fibroid treatment in the market and I’d be reminded if I didn’t let you know about it. The Acessa system, requires only one small abdominal incision. It uses two ultrasound wands to produce a clear view of the fibroid. Through the single cut, the surgeon inserts the device directly into…

Slay Sarcoma 5K

Just found out about the Slaysarcoma5k Remember that husband and wife, both doctors, who took up the mantle of uterinefibroids because when the wife Dr. AmyReed went in for a hystorectomy after their 6th and last child the morcellator used to shred up the fibroid tumor turned out to shred up and spread her unknown/undiagnosed cancer?…