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Fibroid Specialist in Dallas, TX

Uterine Fibroid TreatmentsUterine Fibroids

At North Texas Fibroids we recognize that, for many women, uterine fibroids, which are small non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus, can present symptoms that negatively impact the quality of their lives.

While there are many treatment options for uterine fibroids, the success of these treatments depend upon the skill of the physician. That is why so many of the women in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area have come to Dr. Handley for their care.

 

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How To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays

Dr. Handley Wants You to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Here are some healthy holiday tips from your Dallas Fibroid Specialist:

The holidays are a time for family, gift-giving, traditions, and delicious food. Unfortunately for those trying to lose weight, being surrounded by many unhealthy food options can be detrimental to all the hard progress you’ve made this year. How do you deal with staying healthy without sacrificing the joys of the holiday menu?

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History of Uterine Fibroid Embolization

What is UFE?

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (Uterine Artery Embolization) is an important advancement in the treatment of uterine fibroids. This minimally invasive therapy for uterine fibroids was originally introduced about 20 years ago by a French gynecologist, Dr. Jacques Ravina. At that time, uterine artery embolization was used to stop life threatening bleeding following childbirth, but Dr. Ravina wanted to use the procedure to decrease blood loss for fibroid surgery and began a clinical trial. An interesting thing happened in that several patients who were scheduled for surgery a few weeks or months after the embolization experienced symptom relief of their fibroids and cancelled their surgery. This is when the procedure began to be offered as a primary treatment for uterine fibroids.

The first reported cases of UFE in the United States was by Dr. Goodwin, at UCLA. Since then well over 100,000 women have successfully treated their fibroids with Uterine Artery Embolization.

North Texas Fibroids is a part of North Texas Interventional Radiology. There are many other services offered by Dr. Handley at North Texas Interventional Radiology. You can find out more about them by visiting our website at http://www.NorthTexas-IR.com/. Or just give us a call at 972-724-2000 – we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy

Uterine fibroids, which are benign muscular tumors that grow in the uterus, are extremely common in women of reproductive age. Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can cause fibroids to grow. There can be a single fibroid or multiple fibroids. Even though most fibroids are nothing to be concerned about, some uterine fibroids during pregnancy can cause complications, depending on their size and location: Continue reading “Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy”

Uterine Fibroid Symptoms and Treatment

Uterine Fibroid Symptoms

Most fibroids don’t cause any symptoms, so it’s hard for most women to tell whether they have fibroids. When symptoms do present themselves, they often include heavy bleeding, frequent urination, painful intercourse, lower back pain and a feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen. If you experience these symptoms, a doctor will most likely do an ultrasound, MRI or X-ray to properly diagnose the condition. Continue reading “Uterine Fibroid Symptoms and Treatment”