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Millions of women worldwide struggle with uterine fibroids, and have gone on to successfully receive treatment. If you were just diagnosed with fibroids, or suspect you may have one, don’t panic! Here’s what you need to know. What Exactly Are Uterine Fibroids? A uterine fibroid, also know as a leiomyoma or myoma, is a benign (non-cancerous) […]

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Even though uterine fibroids can affect up to 80% of women by the age of 50, they are generally benign and asymptomatic. Many women are not even aware that they have fibroids. However when uterine fibroids grow large enough, they can cause symptoms which run the range from simply annoying to negatively impacting quality of […]

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If you have just been diagnosed with calcified uterine fibroids you are not alone. Experts estimate that a quarter of all women will experience uterine fibroids at some time in their lives. Since fibroids usually occur in women who are of childbearing age, they can be a life-long condition. How are Calcified Fibroids Different from […]

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Any fibroid malfunction in a woman is a serious condition; however, a fibroid condition during a potential pregnancy must be taken especially seriously. Here are the facts that you need to know about pregnancy and abnormal fibroid conditions. Can I Get Pregnant if I Have Uterine Fibroids? The short answer to this question is yes. Many […]

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Private researchers agree with government-sponsored research: Fibroids are almost three times as likely to occur in the bodies of African-American women than in any other race of woman in the United States. To what social or medical phenomenon we owe this statistic? The truth is that the overwhelming prevalence of fibroids in African-American women likely comes from […]

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A uterine fibroid (recognized medically as a leiomyoma or myoma) is a noncancerous growth of smooth muscle and connective tissue. Fibroids originate from the thick wall of the uterus and are categorized by where they grow. Uterine fibroids are very common in women, with as many as 75% experiencing them at some period in their […]

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A uterine fibroid (recognized medically as a leiomyoma or myoma ) is a noncancerous growth of smooth muscle and connective tissue. Fibroids originate from the thick wall of the uterus and are categorized by where they grow. Uterine Fibroids Symptoms Uterine Fibroids are very common in women, with as many as 75% experiencing them at […]

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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow on or around the uterus. There are several different types of fibroids, such as subserosal, intramural, and submucosal. These different types are defined primarily by where they grow in the uterus. These can be very painful and can cause a variety of fibroid symptoms. Many women, however, don’t […]

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Knowing the difference between uterine polyps and fibroids can help you to determine the severity of potential uterine growths. To begin with, let’s define both uterine polyps and fibroids — what are they? Uterine Polyps In the uterus, thickly-grown tissues may produce polyps on the uterine lining (also known as the endometrium).  Premenopausal women typically […]

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Some women who may be suffering from pain in their pelvic areas may learn that the problem is either endometriosis or uterine fibroids.  Some of the symptoms for each of these conditions are similar or even the same, but there are differences. Both endometriosis and fibroids have a role in menstrual irregularity and pelvic pain. And […]

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Uterine fibroids are benign growths that develop in the wall of the uterus. These growths affect roughly three out of four women, according to the Mayo Clinic. While these growths do not always cause symptoms, several treatment options are available for women who do experience discomfort or other complications. The following questions about fibroids are […]

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