About Uterine Fibroids

About Uterine Fibroids

Rather than scour the internet for different resources on UF, you can find all the latest information in one place to help you better understand every aspect of the disease. Our posts cover a variety of topics, so you can get and stay in the know about living with fibroids.

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When it comes to uterine fibroids, size matters When a doctor suspects that a patient may have a fibroid, he...
When it comes to uterine fibroids, size matters When a doctor suspects that a patient may have a fibroid, he or she will likely perform a simple ultrasound to confirm diagnosis. Some doctors prefer to receive further and more exact details through the use of magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). This gives the doctor an opportunity to see IF this is fibroids and if so, what is their size, position and how many are present. When do I panic? Panic is never part of a treatment plan, so our first recommendation would...
Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding during their periods at various points in their life. Many of us take it...
Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding during their periods at various points in their life. Many of us take it as a given and choose to live with the symptom, without seeing any need to go to a doctor to see if anything can be done to lessen the bleeding. Is that safe? Or wise? Women’s fibroid stories often mention tales of embarrassment through episodes of bleeding through clothing in public. When does the bleeding cross the line from being annoying to becoming a medical issue? “Menorrhagia is the medical...
November 17, 2022

What is menorrhagia and how is it linked to UF?

Many women experience heavy menstrual bleeding during their periods at various points in their life. Many of us take it as a given and choose to live with the symptom, without seeing any need to go to a doctor to see if anything can be done to lessen the bleeding. Is that safe? Or wise? Women’s fibroid stories often mention tales of embarrassment through episodes of bleeding through clothing in public. When does the bleeding cross the line from being annoying to becoming a medical issue? “Menorrhagia is the medical...
Whether it’s discomfort from chronic pain, lifestyle limitations due to heavy bleeding, weakness, fertility issues or all-around misery, “What are...
Whether it’s discomfort from chronic pain, lifestyle limitations due to heavy bleeding, weakness, fertility issues or all-around misery, “What are my options for treating uterine fibroids?” is one of the first things most women ask upon receiving a diagnosis. Women talking to each other about fibroids can yield a great deal of advice, but let’s put some order to the chaos. Treatments break down into three categories: Medication Mini invasive procedure Surgery Additionally, with close monitoring of competent medical staff, a fourth option is often to take the monitor-and-wait approach....