Kris Weizmann

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

0 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 …

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Uterine fibroids and anemia: everything you need to know

0 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 …

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The four main types of uterine fibroids: explained

0 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 …

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Sex and fibroids: everything you need to know

0 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% …

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Do fibroids change during or after menopause?

0 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 …

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Are there racial disparities when it comes to uterine fibroids?

0 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 …

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How do fibroids affect each trimester of pregnancy differently?

0 When considering becoming pregnant, just hearing the word “fibroids” often strikes fear into women. While most women have little to worry about concerning the connection between the presence of uterine fibroids and pregnancy complications, what actually does happen to a woman and her developing fetus when she carries both a pregnancy and fibroids?  The …

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