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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It’s natural that, as parents, we wish for our children to live better lives than we have lived. This wish...
It’s natural that, as parents, we wish for our children to live better lives than we have lived. This wish covers material comforts as well as health issues. We encourage our children to live healthy lives and to work toward success and a life brimming with all good things.  It is then entirely understandable that patients suffering from symptoms of uterine fibroids often ask their doctors if this condition is hereditary. The long and short of it is “maybe”.   While studies are increasingly showing a genetic factor involved in having...
Heavy bleeding is likely the most infamous symptom of uterine fibroids. For some women, the bleeding reaches a point of...
Heavy bleeding is likely the most infamous symptom of uterine fibroids. For some women, the bleeding reaches a point of adversely affecting daily quality of life, work schedule and social activities. While coping hacks exist [linked to internal post], an even bigger problem looms. This blood loss can lead to iron deficiency anemia, a debilitating and potentially dangerous condition that demands professional medical attention. Common symptoms of anemia include: Tiredness and lack of energy Shortness of breath Noticeable heartbeats (heart palpitations) Pale skin Less common symptoms can include: Headaches Hearing...
July 12, 2022

Uterine fibroids and anemia: everything you need to know

Heavy bleeding is likely the most infamous symptom of uterine fibroids. For some women, the bleeding reaches a point of adversely affecting daily quality of life, work schedule and social activities. While coping hacks exist [linked to internal post], an even bigger problem looms. This blood loss can lead to iron deficiency anemia, a debilitating and potentially dangerous condition that demands professional medical attention. Common symptoms of anemia include: Tiredness and lack of energy Shortness of breath Noticeable heartbeats (heart palpitations) Pale skin Less common symptoms can include: Headaches Hearing...
When receiving a diagnosis of fibroids, also called leiomyomas or just myomas, there’s another term tacked onto the fibroids. They...
When receiving a diagnosis of fibroids, also called leiomyomas or just myomas, there’s another term tacked onto the fibroids. They can be intramural, subserosal or submucosal. Subsurosal and submucosal fibroids can appear as pedunculated fibroids. As part of our mission to help women to become more informed and educated toward managing their own uterine fibroids -- together with medical professionals – we will now explain the meaning of these terms.  The first three classifications in our list of fibroids indicate their location. In order to better understand and pinpoint location,...