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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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What causes UF?

2 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 …

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Heavy bleeding? Pain? Why getting an accurate diagnosis is a must

0 Heavy bleeding and pain are often the most telltale symptoms of uterine fibroids, so much so in fact, that many women self-diagnose their fibroids, decide that there is nothing to be done and suffer in relative silence. Merely managing the bleeding without receiving an accurate diagnosis is simply not an option. The risks are …

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Is your life ruled by uterine fibroids? Learn how to take control

0 Sometimes it feels like your uterine fibroids control your life. They control what clothing you wear (to cover up your bloated stomach or avoid leaks from heavy periods); they control what you do (can you manage the party or are you in too much pain?); they control where you go (if there’s no public …

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