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Quality of Life and the Typical Patient Journey With UF

Quality of Life and the Typical Patient Journey With UF

Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACOG, CCRP: The heaviness of menstruation has major consequences in patient quality of life. In addition to [everything else], when the fibroid gets big, some patients complain of bulk symptoms—things like urinary symptoms and urinary frequency—because the fibroid puts pressure on the bladder. If it puts pressure behind the uterus …

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Approaching the Medical Management of Uterine Fibroids

Approaching the Medical Management of Uterine Fibroids

Mauricio Abrao, MD: Let’s move ahead and discuss the clinical options, Jessica. Tell me your thoughts about the role of estrogen and progesterone for fibroids, mainly because with the concepts related to the resistance to progesterone and the impact of progesterone in this trauma of the uterus, we need to think twice before deciding the …

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Why I’m Offering DMPA to Patients With Uterine Fibroids

Why I’m Offering DMPA to Patients With Uterine Fibroids

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hello. I’m Andrew Kaunitz, professor and associate chair in the Ob/Gyn Department, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Today, I’d like to discuss depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) and uterine fibroids. Uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) is the most common gynecologic tumor. The prevalence is particularly high among Black women. …

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