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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While heavy menstrual bleeding is the symptom most mentioned when discussing uterine fibroids, the list of symptoms unfortunately doesn’t end...
While heavy menstrual bleeding is the symptom most mentioned when discussing uterine fibroids, the list of symptoms unfortunately doesn’t end there. Far from it, in fact. Included on that list is pain during sexual intercourse. In fact, one study found that 23.5% of women with fibroids report pain during sex, as opposed to 9.1% in the general adult female population.   Why can sex be painful with fibroids?  The human body wasn’t designed to comfortably accommodate anything that doesn’t belong in it, at least on a long-term basis. Fibroids vary in...
Your daughter is growing up. It fills you with joy and pride sometimes… and with stress at other times. Adolescence...
Your daughter is growing up. It fills you with joy and pride sometimes… and with stress at other times. Adolescence is a hard time to navigate safely. Your daughter is independent enough to make decisions and take actions that will have lasting consequences. Does she have the right information and preparation to choose a path that will bring her long-term health and happiness? What your daughter wants to know A changing situation will inspire questions about that change. All girls in all cultures worldwide will have questions as they notice...
March 30, 2022

Your daughter and her health education – what should it include?

Your daughter is growing up. It fills you with joy and pride sometimes… and with stress at other times. Adolescence is a hard time to navigate safely. Your daughter is independent enough to make decisions and take actions that will have lasting consequences. Does she have the right information and preparation to choose a path that will bring her long-term health and happiness? What your daughter wants to know A changing situation will inspire questions about that change. All girls in all cultures worldwide will have questions as they notice...
The history of medical treatment of uterine fibroids, up until recently, was unfortunately lacking variety. The options were limited to...
The history of medical treatment of uterine fibroids, up until recently, was unfortunately lacking variety. The options were limited to either living with it -- both the fibroids and the accompanying symptoms, or to have a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy not only eliminates fertility entirely, but it’s also major surgery; recovery time is between six and eight weeks, which requires missed time at work and limited availability to care for children or other family members. The “new” option was the myomectomy, that is removal of the myomas (fibroids) while leaving the...