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Fibroids are common, benign growths in the uterus. At least two-thirds of all women will experience them at some point in their lifetime. Some cases of fibroids don't cause symptoms, but others do. Symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, pain, and changes in bowel and bladder function. Treatment is often a hysterectomy to remove the uterus.
But there are other, less invasive options available that may work for many women. Dr. Ebbie Stewart, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN, and her team studied the use of focused ultrasound and uterine artery embolization to find out which therapy got women back on their feet faster. Vivien Williams reports.
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