Fibroid pain can be quite debilitating for many women. High-intensity focused ultrasound (Hifu) used to tighten skin  is now also being used to treat the condition. Photo: Shutterstock
Fibroid pain can be quite debilitating for many women. High-intensity focused ultrasound (Hifu) used to tighten skin is now also being used to treat the condition. Photo: Shutterstock
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Fibroid surgery alternative to relieve period pain, Hifu treatment – also used to slow skin ageing – is non-invasive and leaves no scars

  • More than 170 million women suffer from uterine fibroids, growths that vary in size, shape and location but which often cause excessive bleeding and pain
  • A doctor describes how Hifu technology used to beat facial wrinkles is put to use to shrink fibroids – an alternative to hysterectomies or hormone treatment

Fibroid pain can be quite debilitating for many women. High-intensity focused ultrasound (Hifu) used to tighten skin  is now also being used to treat the condition. Photo: Shutterstock
Fibroid pain can be quite debilitating for many women. High-intensity focused ultrasound (Hifu) used to tighten skin is now also being used to treat the condition. Photo: Shutterstock
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