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...
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...
June 6, 2022

Do fibroids change during or after menopause?

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...