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What treatment options are available for uterine fibroids?

0 Whether it’s discomfort from chronic pain, lifestyle limitations due to heavy bleeding, weakness, fertility issues or all-around misery, “What are my options for treating uterine fibroids?” is one of the first things most women ask upon receiving a diagnosis. Women talking to each other about fibroids can yield a great deal of advice, but …

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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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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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