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diagnosing fibroids
Fibroid tumors affect as many as 50% of women. Some fibroid patients show no symptoms at all. These benign tumors frequently develop within the female reproductive system. While their cause is generally unknown, they often create painful and abnormally long menstrual cycles. How do you know if you have fibroids? Only a doctor can answer. […]

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Can Fibroids Cause Weight Gain
Can fibroids cause weight gain? If you want the short answer: Absolutely! Uterine Fibroids are a non-cancerous overgrowth in muscles and tissues in the uterus. Some are small and go unnoticed by the person who has them. Others can weigh as many as 20 pounds. That is a lot of extra weight in the abdomen. And it can lead […]

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woman's stomach in pain from calcified fibroids
What is a calcified fibroid? A calcified fibroid is when a fibroid has reached the final stage of degeneration, or cell death and calcium deposits develop on the remaining fibroid tissue. Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in or on the uterine walls. Each woman with fibroids has a unique experience including the rate of […]

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Polyps Fibroids Know Difference.
Many women suffer from abnormal or heavy periods, sometimes to the point where day-to-day life is disrupted. Fibroids are the most common cause of abnormal menstrual cycles. Fibroids are often confused with polyps. While both conditions cause abnormal bleeding, it is important to have a correct diagnosis so that the best treatment is provided. The […]

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Degenerating Fibroid
Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that grow on or in the muscular walls of the uterus. While fibroids are non-cancerous, they cause uncomfortable and often painful symptoms and can lead to infertility. If the fibroids aggressively grow, they can degenerate, causing significant pain to the patient. They are living tissue, requiring oxygen and nutrients to survivie […]

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Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
Uterine fibroids cause a variety of uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms in women that can get in the way of normal daily activities. With proper treatment, women can free themselves of fibroids and subsequent symptoms. While these uterine fibroid symptoms can range from mild to severe, even the mild ones can cause a disruption to a […]

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Fibroids and Pregnancy
Many women put off treatment for fibroids because they don’t want to impede their ability to become pregnant in the future. While treatments for fibroids in the past had the potential for long-term effects on successful pregnancy, modern medical advances have made it possible to treat fibroids without causing a negative effect on a women’s […]

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