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Uterine fibroids : the complete guide

Author: Elizabeth A Stewart
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this reliable resource, an internationally recognized expert on fibroids discusses their causes, their symptoms, and the different methods used to diagnose them. Dr. Elizabeth A. Stewart explains how to determine when fibroids should be treated and how to get the best possible treatment. She includes information on the latest surgical and medical treatments available ..."--Back cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stewart, Elizabeth A., M.D.
Uterine fibroids.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)761107074
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Stewart
ISBN: 9780801887000 0801887003 9780801887017 0801887011
OCLC Number: 77573194
Description: x, 223 pages, [7] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: About fibroids --
Who gets fibroids, and what are the symptoms? --
What are uterine fibroids? --
Why we are so far behind in understanding and treating fibroids --
Endocrinology of the uterus --
Why do fibroids form? --
Diagnosis: how do I know that I have fibroids? --
When fibroids come back --
Surgical treatment --
Surgery inside the uterus: hysteroscopic myomectomy, endometrial ablation, and vaginal myomectomy --
Laparoscopic myomectomy and myolysis --
Abdominal myomectomy --
Uterine artery embolization --
Focused ultrasound surgery and other thermoablative therapies --
Hysterectomy --
Medical treatment --
Traditional hormonal therapies: birth control pills and progestin --
GnRH agonists, add-back therapies, and GnRH antagonists --
Innovative medical strategies for treating uterine fibroids --
Other factors, other conditions --
Genetics of fibroids --
Pregnancy, infertility, and miscarriage --
Adenomyosis and endometrial polyps --
Uterine cancers --
Fibroid-like conditions --
Alternative and complementary therapies --
What can we do about fibroids?
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Press health book.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Stewart.
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"In this reliable resource, an internationally recognized expert on fibroids discusses their causes, their symptoms, and the different methods used to diagnose them. Dr. Elizabeth A. Stewart explains how to determine when fibroids should be treated and how to get the best possible treatment. She includes information on the latest surgical and medical treatments available ..."--Back cover.

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