dp Uterine Fibroid Blog The source for women's health and fibroids
Fibroids are the most common form of pelvic tumors in women. While benign, (non-cancerous), they can have a negative impact on a woman’s health in many ways. Some of the symptoms include: Abnormal periods Excessive bleeding Anemia Pain Bladder dysfunctions Bowl dysfunctions Fertility issues Fibroids begin as ordinary muscle cells in the walls of the […]

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A recent U.S. study, along with patient experiences around the world, support that Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a safe and appropriate treatment for women of childbearing age. Additionally, UFE can have distinct advantages over fibroid surgeries, such as a myomectomy, for fibroid patients who wish to get pregnant. “Uterine Fibroid Embolization isn’t for women […]

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Uterine fibroids and Polycystic Ovaries are conditions that cause growths to form in female reproductive organs. Fibroids are benign, (not cancerous), tumors that spontaneously appear in the uterus. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome causes cysts, (also not cancerous), that suddenly occur in one or both ovaries. Both conditions can disrupt menstrual cycles, cause pelvic pain and impair […]

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enlarged uterus
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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