Fibroid Information from Medical Experts

Mayo Clinic Radio Health Clinic

Listen to one minute discussions on topics related to fibroids

African-American women and fibroids

Impact of uterine fibroids

Other Resources

The American Congress for Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a professional society with membership dues. However, there is no fee to check out their very informative Frequently Asked Questions.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) facilitates and sponsors educational activities for the public and medical education activities for professionals who are engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine. The website is a clearinghouse for patient information. For example, you will find a very informative fact sheet about the treatment of UF.

Watch the ASRM educational video (25 minutes) that answers questions about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of fibroids.

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is a federally funded agency that provides leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. Check out their comprehensive fact sheet about UF.

The National Institutes of Health  (NIH) has a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. For example, enter “Uterine Fibroids” in the search field, and you will find details on over 200 on-going and completed studies related to uterine fibroids.

It is likely that a patient with UF will visit a radiologist during treatment—the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions. The SIR website contains a tab for patients with general information about radiology, and the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of UF, which includes details on nonsurgical UF embolization and MRIs.