dp Uterine Fibroid Blog The source for women's health and fibroids
First and obvious answer? Pregnancy. The uterus is an elastic muscular organ, capable of expanding from the size of your fist to the size of a watermelon. The ability to stretch so much, so easily, is necessary to accommodate a growing baby (or several babies). But it can also accommodate the growth of some very […]

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Fibroids are, by definition, non-cancerous tumors.  They can grow quickly and cause a variety of health issues.  However, they don’t contain cancer cells or metastasize (spread) to other body parts.  Fibroids cannot become cancer, but are sometimes confused with uterine sarcomas (which are cancerous). Difference between fibroids and sarcomas? Fibroids are benign fibrous tissue growths […]

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Let’s start with the fact that you simply won’t know if you don’t get yourself to a doctor, get some medical imaging and establish whether or not fibroids might be the cause of that expanding belly. Every year, thousands of women discover they have (thankfully) benign, but (awkwardly) ballooning fibroid tumors. What started as a […]

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A 53-year-old Malay woman living in Singapore recently grabbed international headlines when it was discovered that she was carrying a 61-pound tumor in her uterus. It was reported that the tumor—a uterine fibroid—had first appeared in the woman’s uterus many years before. About Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors; in fact, they are the […]

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Uterine fibroids often come with symptoms that can have a significant effect on daily life. One of the common, but often undiscussed challenges is how fibroids impact your sex life. While it isn’t particularly dangerous to have fibroids and engage in intercourse, it can still be a very uncomfortable experience. And certain fibroid symptoms such […]

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stress and fibroids
There are many important aspects to raising Uterine Fibroid awareness. This includes encouraging women to look more closely at their bodies, learning more about treatment options, and helping them to feel less stressed and isolated. Suffering can be a daunting experience with fibroid symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, painful sex, and weight gain. These all […]

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Anemia occurs when the amount of blood the body loses is greater than its ability to replace lost blood cells. This condition is common for women who either experience heavy bleeding due to menstrual periods or have uterine fibroids. In many cases fibroids can be the cause of a heavier menstrual cycle and anemia. A […]

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fibroid awareness
While fibroids are very common and non-cancerous tumors, many women feel uncomfortable or uncertain speaking openly about them. Often, there’s silence around fibroid symptoms like uncontrolled bleeding, excessive pain, sexual discomfort or fertility issues. But talking about uterine fibroids is crucial. Not just to help with feelings of anxiety or isolation, but to shine the […]

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Pain
Uterine fibroids are typically known for creating symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain, however depending on location and size, they can also present less common problems. For a small percentage of women, fibroids can negatively affect the health of their kidneys. Fibroids and Kidney Pain Although fibroids are made of muscle tissue […]

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Doctors and patients sit and talk
What are the symptoms of Uterine Fibroids? Addressing your concerns immediately can save you years of future fibroid pain and infertility. Ask your doctor any and all questions. The more you know about fibroids, the better you can understand which fibroid treatment is right for you. To get in touch with the best fibroids doctor […]

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I know this is difficult news
For most women with Uterine Fibroids, cancer is not an issue because fibroids are essentially benign growths in the uterus that can be removed or shrunk. However, in extremely rare cases, instead of a non-cancerous growth, women may be dealing with a type of cancer known as a uterine sarcoma. Unfortunately for these women, there […]

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