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Do’s And Don’ts For Talking To Your Doctor About Fibroids

  Knowledge is power. When it comes to your health, your doctor has a lot of it – and a lot of empowering knowledge to share. At the same time, you know your body best. You know if things are   Read more…

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Fibroids After 50 (Why They Don’t Always Disappear!)

February 9, 2016

  Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are estrogen-dependent. As a result, they typically grow and present symptoms during a woman’s reproductive years, when the ovaries are active. Once the ovaries stop naturally producing estradiol (estrogen)—usually in her mid-50’s— a woman   Read more…

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The 5 Biggest Myths Surrounding Uterine Fibroids

November 6, 2015

  Fibroids are the most common type of pelvic tumor among women of reproductive age. Despite their prevalence, however, fibroids are widely misunderstood. A number of popular misconceptions, in particular, create confusion for women with fibroids who are trying to   Read more…

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What Causes Fibroids: The Known Risk Factors

August 7, 2015

  Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are the most common benign pelvic tumor in pre-menopausal women. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, uterine fibroids will affect 8 in 10 African American women and 7 in 10 Caucasian   Read more…

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The Future of Fibroid Research

June 5, 2015

Hysterectomy may have been the prevailing standard for treating uterine fibroids in the past, but times have changed. Abundant research on the subject of fibroids has yielded new advances in treatment modalities for the condition, fueled by the widespread demand   Read more…

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Types of Fibroids

May 22, 2015

Uterine fibroids, the most prevalent benign pelvic tumor in women, are estimated to affect more than 70% of reproductive-age women. Although all uterine fibroids arise from myometrium, they are classified by their location in the uterus. Uterine fibroids fall into   Read more…

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Why Fibroids Are Everyone’s Problem

April 21, 2015

Uterine fibroids, benign pelvic tumors that are also known as leiomyomas, are a nightmare for more than just the millions of women who endure the condition’s symptoms: the U.S. healthcare system also feels the pain. A 2011 study by Cardozo   Read more…

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Fibroids Are Not Color Blind

March 18, 2015

Over the years, researchers have examined the epidemiological connection between a wide variety of patient characteristics and the occurrence of uterine fibroids, seeking to identify risk factors. Age, weight, diet, geographic location, lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking, medical conditions, and   Read more…

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Why are Fibroids a concern?

December 23, 2014

Uterine fibroids grow on the inside or outside of a woman’s uterus, and can also be present on the uterine wall. Many women understandably want to know: Are fibroids dangerous, or do they just potentially cause painful problems? The Prevalence   Read more…

Uterine Fibroid | How Common are Fibroids of the Uterus

January 29, 2014

Uterine Fibroids are More Common Than You Think Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear within the uterus, often during a woman’s childbearing years. Although the diagnosis may sound scary, it’s actually very common and there are several courses of   Read more…

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