Fibroids: An African American Epidemic?

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Fibroids: An African American Epidemic?

Do you have extremely heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, bleeding between periods, backache, leg pains, pelvic pressure or pain, pain with intercourse, constipation, urinary incontinence (can hold your urine), or go to the bathroom often to urinate? Then you may suffer from uterine fibroids. They occur during a woman’s “childbearing years,” usually run in the family, and are most prevalent in African American women.

Do you have extremely heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, bleeding between periods, backache, leg pains, pelvic pressure or pain, pain with intercourse, constipation, urinary incontinence (can hold your urine), or go to the bathroom often to urinate?  Then you may suffer from uterine fibroids. 

What are Uterine Fibroids?

Basically, they are noncancerous tumors that grow inside or on the outside of the uterus.  Also referred to as fibromyomas, leiomyomas, or just plain old myomas, the most common risk factors are heredity and race.  They occur during a woman’s “childbearing years,” usually run in the family, and are most prevalent in African American women.

Can you believe that many women suffer with these noncancerous uterine growths for no reason!  That’s right there are so many treatment options for fibroids.  Now every option is not for every woman, so if you find out that you have them it is important to talk with your doctor about your treatment options.

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