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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September 14, 2022

Are Uterine Fibroids cancerous?

Whenever we hear the word “growth” when referring to something within our bodies, we initially panic, and rightfully so. In...
September 14, 2022

Are Uterine Fibroids cancerous?

Whenever we hear the word “growth” when referring to something within our bodies, we initially panic, and rightfully so. In our minds, the jump from growth to cancer is both short and terrifying. However, it is important to understand that fibroids are always benign. Still, we often hear people citing information that contradicts this truth. Where is that information coming from? While fibroids -- also called leiomyomas -- are never cancerous, there is a rare condition called leiomyosarcoma, whereby a fibroid can harbor a cancer that is not a part...
When using the internet and/or groups of friends to help self-diagnose our symptoms, we tend to be presented with a...
When using the internet and/or groups of friends to help self-diagnose our symptoms, we tend to be presented with a dizzying number of possibilities under the something-is-wrong-down-there umbrella. Being as how the mom squad on the park bench or group of co-workers around the water cooler hasn’t been to medical school and has little to nothing in the way of diagnostic equipment, it isn’t just for fun that we, on this site, repeatedly recommend regular doctor visits. Let’s take a look at three different conditions that have a lot of...
September 5, 2022

Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and Uterine Fibroids: what difference does it make?

When using the internet and/or groups of friends to help self-diagnose our symptoms, we tend to be presented with a dizzying number of possibilities under the something-is-wrong-down-there umbrella. Being as how the mom squad on the park bench or group of co-workers around the water cooler hasn’t been to medical school and has little to nothing in the way of diagnostic equipment, it isn’t just for fun that we, on this site, repeatedly recommend regular doctor visits. Let’s take a look at three different conditions that have a lot of...
The range of symptoms of uterine fibroids is unfortunately quite broad. And yes, even though it is one of the...
The range of symptoms of uterine fibroids is unfortunately quite broad. And yes, even though it is one of the lesser-known annoyances on the list, digestive problems can definitely be caused by fibroids. Constipation Because the uterus is located directly in front of the distal end (last section) of the colon which controls bowel movements, when a fibroid comes between the uterus and colon, something needs to give. The colon becomes compressed. A subserosal fibroid grows outward from the uterine surface, potentially crowding the lower intestines, making the passage of...