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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Living with a chronic health condition such as uterine fibroids can really challenge your overall well-being. Fortunately, there are ways...
Living with a chronic health condition such as uterine fibroids can really challenge your overall well-being. Fortunately, there are ways to boost your day-to-day functioning. Paying close attention to maintaining a high level of nutrition can even help get you through some of the heavy bleeding that is often one of the more difficult symptoms of fibroids. Eating for Energy Iron If your energy is low, make sure your iron levels are sufficient, but on top of that, making some dietary changes can make you more energetic, too. Breakfast The...
Uterine fibroids don’t just impact you as an individual; they can also impact your intimate relationships. Physical Pain The technical...
Uterine fibroids don’t just impact you as an individual; they can also impact your intimate relationships. Physical Pain The technical term for pain during sex is “dyspareunia.” There are two types of dyspareunia: superficial and deep. Superficial dyspareunia is pain at the lips, opening or lower part of the vagina. Pain is immediate, and usually ceases once intercourse stops. Possible causes are vaginal dryness, scar tissue from childbirth, swelling of vaginal glands, vaginismus (involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles upon contact), vulvodynia (hypersensitivity of vulva tissue) or lichen sclerosus (a scarring...
March 23, 2022

Is sex a pain? It might be the fault of uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids don’t just impact you as an individual; they can also impact your intimate relationships. Physical Pain The technical term for pain during sex is “dyspareunia.” There are two types of dyspareunia: superficial and deep. Superficial dyspareunia is pain at the lips, opening or lower part of the vagina. Pain is immediate, and usually ceases once intercourse stops. Possible causes are vaginal dryness, scar tissue from childbirth, swelling of vaginal glands, vaginismus (involuntary contraction of vaginal muscles upon contact), vulvodynia (hypersensitivity of vulva tissue) or lichen sclerosus (a scarring...
Many women experiencing infertility challenges face loneliness, feelings of being exposed or invaded, and some, especially after trying multiple methods...
Many women experiencing infertility challenges face loneliness, feelings of being exposed or invaded, and some, especially after trying multiple methods without success, wrestle with increasing anger and frustration. “Why me?” “Why us?” “Why can’t my body function as it should?” The medical and emotional turmoil can become entirely intruding, clouding all spheres of life. But when you are armed with as much knowledge as possible, it’s easier and more intuitive to take control of your medical choices, therefore creating a sense of efficacy. You can’t control your health, but certainly,...