Diagnosis and Treatment

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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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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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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Choosing the right uterine fibroid treatment: factors to consider

0 Sometimes uterine fibroids are a minor inconvenience. A heavy period. Some stomach pain here and there. But sometimes fibroids can interfere with the enjoyment of and the ability to handle everyday life and activities. Work. Leisure. Spending time with friends and family. It’s all overshadowed by the pain or discomfort that the fibroids cause. …

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