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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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...
One particularly overwhelming and aggravating symptom of uterine fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. According to EveryDay Health, the theories on...
One particularly overwhelming and aggravating symptom of uterine fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. According to EveryDay Health, the theories on this are varied: Uterine fibroids may put pressure against the uterine lining, which can cause more bleeding than usual. The uterus may not contract properly, which means it can’t stop the bleeding. Fibroids may stimulate the growth of blood vessels, which contributes to heavier or irregular periods and spotting between periods. Elevated levels of hormones called prostaglandins may also contribute to heavy bleeding. Way too often, women suffering from the...
March 30, 2022

Period kits: what to pack and where to stash them?

One particularly overwhelming and aggravating symptom of uterine fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. According to EveryDay Health, the theories on this are varied: Uterine fibroids may put pressure against the uterine lining, which can cause more bleeding than usual. The uterus may not contract properly, which means it can’t stop the bleeding. Fibroids may stimulate the growth of blood vessels, which contributes to heavier or irregular periods and spotting between periods. Elevated levels of hormones called prostaglandins may also contribute to heavy bleeding. Way too often, women suffering from the...
March 30, 2022

What causes UF?

Uterine fibroids are benign lumps that grow inside the uterus. While the exact cause is unknown, research shows that there...
March 30, 2022

What causes UF?

Uterine fibroids are benign lumps that grow inside the uterus. While the exact cause is unknown, research shows that there are a number of factors that can affect the likelihood that a woman will develop Uterine Fibroids in her life. We have compiled some information to help women better understand Uterine Fibroids and potential causes. Age Uterine Fibroids become more common as women get older, until they reach the age where they go through the menopause. There seems to be a large increase in the number of fibroids diagnosed in...