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Fibroids are noncancerous tumors in the uterus that can cause abnormal bleeding. The hormones estrogen and progesterone stimulate their growth and when fibroids are large enough, they can cause discomfort and pain. Common sense says that when you stop having periods, chronic conditions of your female reproductive organs will also go away. But that isn’t […]

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When you live with fibroids (benign tumors growing in the uterus), you know the pain and discomfort that comes along with them. You may alter your diet while waiting for a permanent fibroid solution such as non-surgical embolization. Maintaining an attentive diet for fibroids may not slow fibroid growth, but it will inspire healthier daily […]

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These benign tumors can develop within the female uterus, and while their cause is generally unknown, they are infamous for creating very painful and abnormally long menstrual cycles. But, how do you know if you have fibroids? Are they dangerous? Luckily, we can answer of those questions. These are the essentials you need to know […]

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At some point, most of us will experience abdominal pain. Most causes of abdominal pain are not worrisome and can easily be diagnosed and treated. The following is not intended to diagnose or treat abdominal issues, but merely to familiarize you with common causes and related conditions. The Basics of Abdominal Pain The abdomen is […]

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Both endometriosis and fibroids have a role in menstrual irregularity and pelvic pain. They can present similar symptoms and can cause similar problems. And both are leading causes for a hysterectomy. But they are very different conditions. What is Endometriosis? The muscular walls of the uterus bear a lining called the endometrium. Every month, the […]

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Uterine fibroids most commonly affect women 40 to 50 years old. These benign tumors grow within the muscular wall of the uterus, and depending on size, have the ability to disrupt the abdominal space with their dense, fibrous tissue. Fibroids may cause a change in menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure or pain, constant urination, and a […]

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Mid-age woman sitting on bed and holding hands on her stomach.

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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