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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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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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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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I know this is difficult news

For most women with Uterine Fibroids, cancer is not an issue because fibroids are essentially benign growths in the uterus that can be removed or shrunk. However, in extremely rare cases, instead of a non-cancerous growth, women may be dealing with a type of cancer known as a uterine sarcoma. Unfortunately for these women, there […]

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For the majority of a woman’s reproductive life, the regularity of her menstrual cycle is closely associated to her well-being, while an irregular menstruation can often be a sign of abnormal activity in the body. In some instances, Uterine Fibroids are the cause of these abnormalities. For more information on the types of fibroids and […]

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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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