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Medical Mondays: Uterine Fibroids


WRITTEN BY: Magee
Monday, October 5th, 2015

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus. Many of the symptoms often go unnoticed or ignored, making awareness essential to proper management. Here you will learn about:

  • The symptoms, risks, and causes of fibroids
  • Causes of painful menstrual cramps and when you should contact your doctor
  • Treatment options for fibroids
  • Fibroids and pregnancy
  • Risks and complications associated with fibroids

For more information on uterine fibroids, please contact the Magee Fibroid Treatment Center at 412-641-4435.

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