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"It has been 10 months since my FUS procedure, my periods are much lighter and shorter, I no longer have to urinate every five minutes, and my bowels are finally regular. I had no pain during my procedure, and was back to work the next day. I have yet to find an OB/GYN that I feel comfortable with, or any who are currently informing their patients about FUS as an option for treating fibroids. While I understand that there is an inadequate number of long-term studies on FUS patients, and that as a result, most insurance companies are still not covering the cost, I do not understand why doctors are not telling women about it. It is a doctors right to express their medical opinion about a procedure, but it is their duty to stay informed about all the latest treatments, and to be sure they make their patients aware of what those are.

If you have fibroids, it is important to know that there are now more treatment options than ever, and it is up to you to be your own best advocate, do your own research, and discover what is best for you."