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New uterine fibroid procedure helping women reduce pain

At Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, a new minimally invasive procedure is helping women beat the pain from uterine fibroids, which are tumors formed from muscle cells and fibrous tissue. While some women experience no symptoms due to the size and location of their fibroids, others may suffer back discomfort, cramping, bladder and fertility issues. Uterine fibroids, which are rarely cancerous, occur on the uterus or womb, said Dr. Allan Ruby, an OB/GYN doctor at the hospital. Traditionally, fibroid treatment has included medication, surgical removal or a hysterectomy. But a hysterectomy eliminates a woman’s . . .

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