RadioMD: Body Language
RadioMD: Body Language

Uterine Fibroids: Preserving A Woman’s Fertility

January 25, 20139 min
Should you think twice before undergoing a hysterectomy for uterine fibroids? Sometimes a second opinion may be just what you need.RadioMD host Christopher Springmann tells of a chance encounter with a concerned grandmother, Belva Williams, on a flight to Chicago, as she describes her grand-daughter's fertility problems caused by uterine fibroids. Belva says a doctor has recommended a hysterectomy, even though she's in her early 20's and childless. What would YOU do? asks Belva of Christopher, who recommends that she seek a second-opinion. But that's not enough for the caring and loving grandmother, who's seeking specific information about other treatment options besides a hysterectomy or, in her words, "I don't want my baby's daughter not to have her own child. Do you understand?"Oh, yes, Christopher does - and gets to work. The outcome? Listen now to hear Dr. Charles Miller, MD, provide key insights and alternatives to the finality of a hysterectomy.

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