Thursday, May 13, 2010

dan shen

Interesting article on this Chinese herb often used for fibroids.


Susan said...

Women interested in learning more about fibroids can sign up for a free webinar Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. PST. The webinar lasts about one hour and the doctor will cover fibroids in detail, including uterine artery embolization, a non-surgical treatment for symptomatic fibroids that allows women to retain fertility. Dr. McLucas is the founder of Los Angeles-based Fibroid Treatment Collective ( and an expert on fibroids. For more information and to register for the seminar, visit Fibroid Treatment Collective or call 1.866.362.6463.

Fibroid Shrinker said...

About the previous comment, I have seen varying data concerning whether embolization is truly a safe choice for women who want to preserve their fertility. I believe the jury is still out, so anyone who is exploring embolization and wants to retain their fertility should be sure to ask a lot of questions.

Alison said...

Dr McLucas does an unnecessary laparoscope so he can get paid by women wanting embolizations. A radiology tech is the only one that gets paid and does the actual embolization. I know because I had the McLucas unnecessary procedure and embolization in 2002. Dr McLucas lied to me and said he was the only Dr doing embolizations at the time bc they were so new. He told me that embolizations preserve fertility 100% which was also a lie. I trusted him and had the embolization. A year later I found out that my grapefruit-sized fibroid had shrunk but turned necrotic and made a hole through the complete thickness of my uterine wall into my body. I ended up having an open myomectomy anyway to remove the dead infectious fibroid tissue and eight other fibroids. It turns out embolization is not recommended for such a big fibroid. I think I am lucky I did not have a fatal infection. I now do a lot more homework before I jump into things!