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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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Uterine fibroids are typically known for creating symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain, however depending on location and size, they can also present less common problems. For a small percentage of women, fibroids can negatively affect the health of their kidneys. Fibroids and Kidney Pain Although fibroids are made of muscle tissue […]

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Reduce fibroids pain through several fibroid treatment options

As any woman who has ever suffered from uterine fibroids can tell you, they can be extremely painful. In addition to symptoms like the need to urinate frequently, constipation, heavy menstrual bleeding, or prolonged menstrual periods, fibroids often cause pelvic pressure or pain, backaches, and leg pains. Sometimes this fibroid pain can become acute. Why […]

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Fibroids are abnormal growths on or in the uterus; the tumors can vary in size from the very small to some that are large enough to distend the uterus itself. Most fibroids are benign and non-cancerous; however they can result in several physical problems including severe pain, heavy blood flow and even complications with pregnancy […]

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Woman Has Stomach Ache Sitting on Bench at Park

You’ve put on pounds. Maybe developed a pooch you can’t get rid of. Could it be fibroids? Consultation with a doctor and radiological imaging are really the only ways to know for sure. But if you’ve been experiencing unexpected weight gain and haven’t changed your eating habits, if your stomach is expanding and you know […]

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Fibroids and Back Pain: What you should know There are multiple areas of the uterus where fibroids can be located. Intermural fibroids are located in the wall of the uterus, submucosal fibroids are located in the inside lining of the uterus, and subserosal fibroids are located in the outside lining of the uterus. Only subserosal […]

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If You Have Fibroids, Is Waiting Until Menopause Worth It? We at the Fibroid Treatment Collective, observed an interesting phenomenon in the late 1990s five years after we introduced uterine artery embolization (UAE) to the U.S. in 1994. Women who had been our fibroid patients in previous years, returned in their early 50s to have […]

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Cancer Some of the symptoms caused by fibroids may also include warning signs of cancer within the reproductive system. Bleeding may be a sign of cancer of the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, or of the cervix. Often a simple biopsy or an ultrasound will reassure a woman that unusual or heavy bleeding is […]

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Fibroids and Heavy Bleeding (Menorrhagia) Menorrhagia is the medical word for heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Such bleeding can cause women to become anemic, sometimes requiring a blood transfusion. Menorrhagia may be associated with blood loss to the point that it interferes with daily activities. Women may feel tired and dizzy from their anemia. Symptoms: Symptoms […]

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Fibroids and Pelvic Pain Numerous conditions can cause pelvic pain. Endometriosis adhesions, infection, back disease could all be the source of pelvic discomfort. A trained physician should recognize subtle differences which may signal another problem. This is why it’s vital to have regular checkups and a good working relationship with your doctor. Symptoms Vary Fibroid […]

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