Bridgette York – Founder of the Fibroid Network Support Group

Volunteer & Founder of Fibroid Network Patient Support Group – 1st specialist Fibroid Support Group in the UK
2000 – 17 years
Fibroid Network International  (Browser version): @fibroidinfo
UK Fibroid Network Twitter (Browser version) @fibroidsupport

Fibroid Network Research from a Patient’s Perspective  @fibroidnetwork

Member of PIN : Patients Involved in NICE (National Institute for Excellence) , which gives recommendations to the NHS on current & new technology from the patients perspective.

Research Contributor to the NHS Heavy Menstrual Bleeding / Fibroids Guideline
Worldwide Fibroid Seminar Speaker
Fibroid Research from the Patients Perspective QOLY HRQOLY
Fibroid Patient Quality of Life & Patient Safety advisor
Informed Patient Choice advocate
Women’s health advocateSeminar Speaker
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Summary of Fibroid Research findings for Women with Fibroids and Black Women related Health Issues

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors on the uterine muscle . 99.95% of fibroids are benign & remain benign, even if they grow in size. Not all fibroids become very large & they vary in size from microscopic sizes to Watermelon size. The Authors grew to 8 months pregnancy size & weighed 11 pounds when it was removed. It was 22cm high & 33cm in diameter. It is not unusual for women to have more than 1 fibroid . (The author had 4). One US Doctor informed me that he’d removed 200 from 1 patient & still managed to retain preserve her womb. A myomectomy is the removal of just the fibroids, its similar to shelling peas from a pod if they are numerous. This article is an overview of Fibroid Research in relation to Diet, Treatments, Black women & fibroids, statistics, fertility and social issues involving fibroids. Continue reading

Top UK Fibroid Doctors

The Daily Mail Health reported on the UK’s Top Fibroid Doctors CLICK HERE  Fibroids Whos safest pair hands We asked specialists themselves

Uterine Artery Embolisation, UAE for Fibroids Video

Uterine Artery Embolisation of Fibroids is a treatment carried out by a Radiologist , which is minimal surgery for Fibroids. A Specialist Radiologist , uses a substance to block the blood supply to the fibroids , so that it shrinks. This is a procedure that has been available in the UK on the NHS & privately. Women have experienced substantial shrinkage of their fibroids & relief from symptoms such as Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia, AUB) & pain. There have also been pregnancies after embolisation. Initially it was trialled on older women who didn’t wish to conceive , however younger women worldwide are now using the procedure & achieving pregnancy and therefore avoiding Hysterectomy (womb removal).

Dr Woodruff Walker, the leading Fibroid Embolisation specialist in the UK, has informative videos &  a website at CLICK HERE

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Fibroid Network is a UK based, Patient Led volunteer, support group, serving as a focal point for women’s fibroid and health issues with the aim to improve women with fibroids, healthcare and health education in the United Kingdom and internationally.

It is independent, group, sharing up to date information about fibroids, helping women to make informed choices about alternative treatments to hysterectomy (removal of the womb). Fibroid Network will be providing details of International news & discussion groups, events, contacts, books & articles to the Community. Continue reading

Femme Fibroid Trial UK Clinical Trial comparing Myomectomy with Embolisation & Fertility