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Uterine Fibroid Treament Las Vegas NV

Local resource for uterine fibroid treatments in Las Vegas, NV. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to non-invasive ultrasound treatments, uterine fibroid tumor treatments, painful menstruation relief, sexual health specialists, non-surgical treatments for uterine fibroids, and uterine fibroid embolization, as well as advice and content on women's health.

Donna M Miller, MD
(702) 862-8862
2821 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV
Business
Miller Turner Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Marsha Matsunaga Kirgan, MD
(310) 315-7355
1707 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1986

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Howard G Gelfand, MD
(702) 870-6456
3040 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1972

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Patricia Marie Pierce, MD
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of British Columbia, Fac Of Med, Vancouver, Bc, Canada
Graduation Year: 1979

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Arthur Sydeco Tayengco, MD
(702) 382-1033
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1963

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Orlandis Lamar Wells, MD
2316 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1999

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Dr.Basia Yakaitis
(702) 671-5140
1707 West Charleston Boulevard #120
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Trang Thanh Ngo, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 2001

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Kenneth E Turner, MD
(702) 384-5032
2300 S Rancho Dr Ste 208
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1953

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Edward Arthur Sherwood, MD
(702) 384-7704
2300 S Rancho Dr Ste 217
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: Valley Hosp Med Ctr, Las Vegas, Nv
Group Practice: Edward A Sherwood Ltd

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Uterine Fibroids

September 12, 2008

Uterine Fibroids

WHAT ARE UTERINE FIBROIDS?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus (womb) that most often appear during a woman’s childbearing years. They are also called fibromyomas, leiomyomas or myomas and are a common condition experienced by 75 percent of American women. African-American women, however, are three times more likely to develop uterine fibroids than Caucasian women. Most often, they occur in women ages 30 to 55, but may also occur in women under age 35 and those in their early 20s. Ranging in sizes undetectable to the human eye to those grown large enough to give a woman the appearance of being pregnant. The growth of uterine fibroids may also distort the inside as well as the outside of the uterus. The fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus and are caused by the repeated reproduction of a single cell. The single cell’s repeated reproduction eventually forms a pale, rubbery mass called a fibroid.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS?
Although most uterine fibroids cause no symptoms, and are often discovered during a routine pelvic examination, the following symptoms may indicate their presence.
  • Heavy, prolonged monthly periods, sometimes with clots
  • Anemia (fatigue due to low red blood cell count)
  • Pain or pressure between the hip bones or in the back of the legs
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Frequent need to urinate
  • Constipation or bloating
  • Palpable mass in the abdomen
  • Feeling full when eating
If a woman experiences any of the above symptoms, she should see her doctor to confirm, through tests, whether or not she has uterine fibroids.

WHAT ARE TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS?
Treatment options for uterine fibroids range from watchful waiting (for those women who have fibroids with no or few symptoms); administration of medications that work to shrink fibroids, relieve fibroid symptoms or help control menstrual bleeding without reducing fibroid size; minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures, such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU, a relatively new procedure with limited availability in the U.S.) to surgical procedures, such as endometrial ablation (removal of the lining of the uterus to reduce bleeding), myomectomy (removal of fibroids and leaving the uterus in place) and hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries).

QUICK TIPS
Before deciding on any uterine fibroid treatment option, first do your research.

UNDERSTAND OPTIONS
Women should understand what each treatment option involves and how it will impact on her life.

TALK TO OTHERS
Speak to other women who have the condition and consult with a gynecologist and other health care professionals who treat uterine fibroids.

ASK QUESTIONS
Women need to ask doctors the right questions before choosing any treatment option:
  • How often is the procedure successful?
  • Ho...

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