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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Some call it The Change, The Big M or even Grand Climacteric. Menopause is a part of life for all...
Some call it The Change, The Big M or even Grand Climacteric. Menopause is a part of life for all of womankind. Typically beginning between the ages of 45-55, cessation of monthly periods has its advantages and disadvantages. Over the course of 7-15 years, levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone vary greatly.   Menopause is preceded by a perimenopause, with perimenopause divided into two stages.  Early stage – Variability in length of menstrual cycle  Late stage – Over 60 days elapse between periods  Women detect perimenopausal symptoms at any point...
There’s still a lot of research and development to be done concerning uterine fibroids, in the areas of causes, treatment...
There’s still a lot of research and development to be done concerning uterine fibroids, in the areas of causes, treatment and prevention. Still, even with the information researchers have gleaned thus far, it does appear that there are significant racial disparities when it comes to uterine fibroids. Research is still lacking, especially when it comes to how this disease affects Hispanic and Asian patients.   What are these disparities?   Indeed, women of African heritage are diagnosed with fibroids roughly three times more frequently than women of European heritage. Moreover, these black...
June 6, 2022

Are there racial disparities when it comes to uterine fibroids?

There’s still a lot of research and development to be done concerning uterine fibroids, in the areas of causes, treatment and prevention. Still, even with the information researchers have gleaned thus far, it does appear that there are significant racial disparities when it comes to uterine fibroids. Research is still lacking, especially when it comes to how this disease affects Hispanic and Asian patients.   What are these disparities?   Indeed, women of African heritage are diagnosed with fibroids roughly three times more frequently than women of European heritage. Moreover, these black...
When considering becoming pregnant, just hearing the word “fibroids” often strikes fear into women. While most women have little to...
When considering becoming pregnant, just hearing the word “fibroids” often strikes fear into women. While most women have little to worry about concerning the connection between the presence of uterine fibroids and pregnancy complications, what actually does happen to a woman and her developing fetus when she carries both a pregnancy and fibroids?  The average length of a full-term pregnancy is 40 weeks from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual period. This time is divided into three trimesters -- that is, sections of the pregnancy -- with each...