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November 18, 2017  
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  • Fibroids1: What role does the pill play with fibroids?
    Dr. Neil Khilnani: The pill itself is an interesting story. It is a common belief of many woman that the pill, also know as an oral contraceptive, will increase the rate of fibroid growth. I think the important thing for women to realize is that over years, the pill has been improved. Almost all of the oral contraceptives being offered nowadays have a much smaller stimulatory effect on the fibroid growth. The pill can help control dysfunctional bleeding that is often found in women with fibroids. It is appropriate in many cases for gynecologists to prescribe oral contraceptives to control the symptoms associated with fibroids. I think patients who have fibroids and are considering oral contraceptives should discuss this with their gynecologist.
    Dr. Neil Khilnani: The pill itself is an interesting story. It is a common belief of many woman that the pill, also know as an oral contraceptive, will increase the rate of fibroid growth. I think the important thing for women to realize is that over years, the pill has been improved. Almost all of the oral contraceptives being offered nowadays have a much smaller stimulatory effect on the fibroid growth. The pill can help control dysfunctional bleeding that is often found in women with fibroids. It is appropriate in many cases for gynecologists to prescribe oral contraceptives to control the symptoms associated with fibroids. I think patients who have fibroids and are considering oral contraceptives should discuss this with their gynecologist.

    Dr. Neil Khilnani


    Dr. Khilnani is an Interventional Radiologist at Cornell Vascular and an Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has been with Cornell since finishing his training at Columbia in 1992. His clinical interests are in the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid tumors and lower extremity varicose veins. He currently performs all of the uterine fibroid embolizations at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center and will be directing the clinical and research efforts of this institution in treating fibroids with MR Guided Focused Ultrasound.

    Dr. Neil Khilnani


    Dr. Khilnani is an Interventional Radiologist at Cornell Vascular and an Associate Professor at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He has been with Cornell since finishing his training at Columbia in 1992. His clinical interests are in the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroid tumors and lower extremity varicose veins. He currently performs all of the uterine fibroid embolizations at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Center and will be directing the clinical and research efforts of this institution in treating fibroids with MR Guided Focused Ultrasound.

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