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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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There’s No Need For You to Suffer in Silence Once you’ve had a fibroid diagnosis, getting the support and help...
There’s No Need For You to Suffer in Silence Once you’ve had a fibroid diagnosis, getting the support and help you need will help you along your fibroid journey. It’s important you don’t suffer alone. Talk to your healthcare professional if you have concerns, and join a support group with other sufferers. Finding support and chatting with other women will go a long way to help you cope with your diagnosis. The importance of open conversations about fibroids will put you in good stead. (1) 7 Coping Strategies After a...
Uterine fibroids are a common health concern that affect millions of individuals assigned female at birth.[1] However, the conversation surrounding...
Uterine fibroids are a common health concern that affect millions of individuals assigned female at birth.[1] However, the conversation surrounding this condition often neglects the experiences of transgender and non-binary individuals. In the pursuit of inclusive healthcare, it is crucial to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by individuals who don’t identify as women who have uterine fibroids. Understanding Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop within the uterus.  Uterine fibroids often include heavy menstrual bleeding, abdominal bloat, and pelvic pain.[2] Traditionally, discussions about uterine fibroids have been framed...
June 30, 2024

Beyond Gender: Uterine Fibroids in Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals

Uterine fibroids are a common health concern that affect millions of individuals assigned female at birth.[1] However, the conversation surrounding this condition often neglects the experiences of transgender and non-binary individuals. In the pursuit of inclusive healthcare, it is crucial to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by individuals who don’t identify as women who have uterine fibroids. Understanding Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop within the uterus.  Uterine fibroids often include heavy menstrual bleeding, abdominal bloat, and pelvic pain.[2] Traditionally, discussions about uterine fibroids have been framed...
Emotional support could prove effective when combined with physical treatment. Many individuals join support groups and talk to other women...
Emotional support could prove effective when combined with physical treatment. Many individuals join support groups and talk to other women suffering with this condition to make the journey easier. 1 Sharing ideas and concerns with a community of like-minded women talking fibroids will make your journey less daunting. Find out more by joining A Community of Women Talking Fibroids and start chatting to other women with fibroids. Find out whether your clinic or hospital offers support for women and their families. Alternatively, your specialist or doctor could suggest support groups....
Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are common neoplasms of the uterus, presenting a significant health concern for women worldwide.1...
Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are common neoplasms of the uterus, presenting a significant health concern for women worldwide.1 These non-cancerous growths often appear during childbearing years, leading to a myriad of symptoms. These symptoms could range from mild to more severe which affects the quality of daily life and could impact the reproductive outcomes of women across the globe. Most fibroids are not symptomatic, and many women are not aware they have them. Prevalence and Incidence Trends constant. This reflects more complex interactions between genetics, the environment, and...
May 1, 2024

Uterine Fibroids in the Global Context: A Worldwide Perspective

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are common neoplasms of the uterus, presenting a significant health concern for women worldwide.1 These non-cancerous growths often appear during childbearing years, leading to a myriad of symptoms. These symptoms could range from mild to more severe which affects the quality of daily life and could impact the reproductive outcomes of women across the globe. Most fibroids are not symptomatic, and many women are not aware they have them. Prevalence and Incidence Trends constant. This reflects more complex interactions between genetics, the environment, and...
Navigating adolescence is already a challenging journey, and unexpected health concerns like uterine fibroids can add an extra layer of...
Navigating adolescence is already a challenging journey, and unexpected health concerns like uterine fibroids can add an extra layer of complexity. While often associated with women in their reproductive years, it's essential to shed light on the unique challenges faced by adolescents dealing with uterine fibroids. Let's explore the importance of early diagnosis, age-appropriate treatments, and the crucial support systems needed for adolescents facing this condition. A Hidden Struggle Uterine fibroids, non-cancerous growths in the uterus, are generally known to affect women in their 30s and 40s. However, a small...
 Aches and pains are never fun, but ageing into menopause, many women have enough other pains to deal with that...
 Aches and pains are never fun, but ageing into menopause, many women have enough other pains to deal with that if one or more can be minimised, action is as much as mandatory. Reaching a point in our lives where balancing work and family, potentially including caring for ageing parents, leaves little time for nonsense.  Do fibroids really disappear shortly after menopause?  Uterine fibroids 1 are benign growths, forming from the uterine surface inward, outward or even occurring within the uterine walls. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 women...
April 3, 2024

Fibroids in Postmenopausal Women: Myths, Realities, and Management

 Aches and pains are never fun, but ageing into menopause, many women have enough other pains to deal with that if one or more can be minimised, action is as much as mandatory. Reaching a point in our lives where balancing work and family, potentially including caring for ageing parents, leaves little time for nonsense.  Do fibroids really disappear shortly after menopause?  Uterine fibroids 1 are benign growths, forming from the uterine surface inward, outward or even occurring within the uterine walls. It is estimated that 2 out of every 3 women...
Endometriosis is a diagnosis that gets bandied around the gynaecologist’s office when a patient presents with symptoms that could point...
Endometriosis is a diagnosis that gets bandied around the gynaecologist’s office when a patient presents with symptoms that could point toward either this condition or uterine fibroids. Being that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month1, this is the perfect month to set straight the differences (and similarities, why not?) between the two. What’s the difference? Fibroids2 can cause any combination of the following: Heavy menstrual bleeding Frequent urination and/or constipation due to larger fibroids growing into the area normally occupied by the bladder and/or digestive system Pain in the pelvic area...
Fibroids are extremely common among reproductive-age women, with around two out of three women developing at least one fibroid during...
Fibroids are extremely common among reproductive-age women, with around two out of three women developing at least one fibroid during their lifetime1. Although the exact cause of fibroids remains unknown, it’s clear that genetics and family history definitely contribute to a woman’s likelihood of developing them. Researchers are still exploring why particular genes and multiple incidences of UF diagnoses in a family lead to a higher likelihood of fibroids. But while studies are ongoing, women should be aware of the impact of genetics on their individual fibroid risk. Genetic Factors...
March 3, 2024

Exploring the Genetic Link: Fibroids and Family History

Fibroids are extremely common among reproductive-age women, with around two out of three women developing at least one fibroid during their lifetime1. Although the exact cause of fibroids remains unknown, it’s clear that genetics and family history definitely contribute to a woman’s likelihood of developing them. Researchers are still exploring why particular genes and multiple incidences of UF diagnoses in a family lead to a higher likelihood of fibroids. But while studies are ongoing, women should be aware of the impact of genetics on their individual fibroid risk. Genetic Factors...
Uterine fibroids have puzzled healthcare professionals for years. Affecting millions of women during their reproductive years, fibroids can lead to...
Uterine fibroids have puzzled healthcare professionals for years. Affecting millions of women during their reproductive years, fibroids can lead to a myriad of symptoms, including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and reproductive issues. 1 While the exact cause of fibroids remains a subject of ongoing research, recent studies2 have begun to shed light on a fascinating aspect of our biology that may play a crucial role in their development: the microbiome. The human microbiome,3 a complex ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms living in and on our bodies,...
Introduction: The Progressive Field of Uterine Fibroids Research  Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that significantly impact women's...
Introduction: The Progressive Field of Uterine Fibroids Research  Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that significantly impact women's health worldwide. Despite being benign, they can lead to severe symptoms (1) such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and fertility issues. That said, recent years have seen notable advancements in fibroid research, offering new hope and improved treatments for those affected.   This blog aims to explore these developments, shedding light on the genetic, environmental, and medical breakthroughs that are shaping the future of fibroid treatment.  The Global and...
January 24, 2024

Latest Developments in Fibroid Research

Introduction: The Progressive Field of Uterine Fibroids Research  Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus that significantly impact women's health worldwide. Despite being benign, they can lead to severe symptoms (1) such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and fertility issues. That said, recent years have seen notable advancements in fibroid research, offering new hope and improved treatments for those affected.   This blog aims to explore these developments, shedding light on the genetic, environmental, and medical breakthroughs that are shaping the future of fibroid treatment.  The Global and...
From conservative management and medications to minimally invasive procedures and surgery, there is a broad spectrum of options available for...
From conservative management and medications to minimally invasive procedures and surgery, there is a broad spectrum of options available for treating fibroids. Each woman's experience with fibroids is unique, and choosing the treatment that’s the best fit for you can greatly impact your well-being. Finding the right UF treatment tailored to your specific needs, symptoms, and lifestyle is paramount. Taking the time to explore these options, consult with healthcare professionals, and consider how they align with your daily life and future goals, ensures that you can find the right UF...
In the journey following a UF diagnosis, self-advocacy becomes a powerful catalyst for positive change. It's about taking an active...
In the journey following a UF diagnosis, self-advocacy becomes a powerful catalyst for positive change. It's about taking an active role in your own care, asking questions, seeking information, and making choices that align with your needs and preferences.Advocating for yourself is essential, as it ensures that your voice is heard, your concerns addressed, and your health prioritized. When it comes to decisions around your fibroids treatment plan, self-advocacy is the key to unlocking the best possible outcomes, fostering confidence, and ultimately shaping a path towards a healthier, happier future. Knowledge...
November 21, 2023

Making Your Voice Heard After a Uterine Fibroids Diagnosis: Steps to Empowerment

In the journey following a UF diagnosis, self-advocacy becomes a powerful catalyst for positive change. It's about taking an active role in your own care, asking questions, seeking information, and making choices that align with your needs and preferences.Advocating for yourself is essential, as it ensures that your voice is heard, your concerns addressed, and your health prioritized. When it comes to decisions around your fibroids treatment plan, self-advocacy is the key to unlocking the best possible outcomes, fostering confidence, and ultimately shaping a path towards a healthier, happier future. Knowledge...