Fibroids Bainbridge Island WA

Roughly eight of every 10 US women have uterine fibroids, according to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About 20 percent of those women suffer from health problems such as pelvic pain, miscarriages, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful sex, and infertility—all caused by fibroids, which can weigh as little as an apple seed or as much as 40 pounds.

Dr. Allen Gregg South
(206) 709-8600
1229 Madison
Seattle, WA
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Allen Gregg South, MD
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
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Primary Hospital: Swedish Medical Canter
Residency Training: Stanford University
Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School,
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Theodore A Burns Jr, MD
(360) 479-1811
Bremerton, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1961

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Michael Anthony Butler, MD
2512 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1987

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Lisa A Mohr
(206) 320-3364
2450 33rd Ave W
Seattle, WA
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Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Stephen Francis Slack, MD
(206) 782-9335
1801 NW Market St
Seattle, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1984

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Amy E. Korten
(425) 899-4455
12303 NE 130Th Ln
Kirkland, WA
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Dr.Timothy Kennedy
(360) 782-3100
2512 Wheaton Way
Bremerton, WA
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Michele Sylvia Perlis, MD
(815) 759-8166
2601 Cherry Ave Ste 304
Bremerton, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rebecca Ann Nelson, MD
PO Box 523
Manchester, WA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1993

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Lynne A Haspedis
(206) 781-1830
220 W Mercer St Ste 110
Seattle, WA
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By Morgan Stanfield

Roughly eight of every 10 US women have uterine fibroids, according to the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. About 20 percent of those women suffer from health problems such as pelvic pain, miscarriages, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful sex, and infertility—all caused by fibroids, which can weigh as little as an apple seed or as much as 40 pounds. Because fibroids often shrink and become asymptomatic after menopause, many researchers speculate that they’re caused by hormonal imbalances.

Western doctors diagnose fibroids using several methods, including ultrasound and laparoscopy, then usually remove or shrink them surgically. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 200,000 US women a year choose hysterectomies to end their fibroid troubles. NUFF contends that many of those are unnecessary.

For a holistic approach to treating fibroids without surgery, you may want to turn to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Using holistic diagnoses based on physical symptoms, life events, emotional condition, and diet, TCM practitioners determine a fibroid’s cause and then design an individualized regimen to treat it.

Jason Blalack, LAc, who practices Chinese medicine at Chautauqua Health Center in Boulder, Colorado, considers TCM an excellent option. “I have found that through using bulk Chinese herb decoctions we have achieved significant reduction in the size of fibroids in the majority of cases.”

Although published research is limited, four Chinese fibroid studies—conducted between 1994 and 1999 using TCM—appeared in Research from China: Collection of Blue Poppy Research Reports on CD (Blue Poppy Press, 2004). The 193 women treated had fibroids up to five centimeters in size. Almost 28 percent of the women experienced a complete cure, and another 63 percent showed both a decrease of one-third or more in fibroid size and a significant reduction in symptoms. The researchers used whole-herb decoctions, occasionally supplemented with standardized herbal powders or pills.

Before starting TCM, fibroid sufferers should get a conventional medical diagnosis and bring the test results with them. And even if you’ve already had fibroid surgery or a hysterectomy, TCM can still help correct the hormone imbalance that allowed the fibroids to develop in the first place and address post-surgical issues as well.

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