Cynthia Bailey is a model, reality TV star and actress. The Atlanta Star discussed her “embarrassing health condition” on the TV show “The Doctors.” According to Bailey:

“More women; especially African American women, should be aware of uterine fibroids.”

Bailey shares she stopped having sex due to fibroid pain. The pain, bloating, prolonged and excessive menstrual bleeding caused her embarrassment. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive tract that affect million of women of child bearing age and may present many challenging symptoms such as: painful and prolonged and heavy menstrual periods that may continue for more than a week and can lead to anemia (iron deficiency) due to loss of blood, frequent urination, pelvic pain and  pressure or pain during sexual intercourse.  If left untreated these symptoms can lead to serious complications and affect the social, emotional and sex life of women.

Bailey shares that her fibroids increased in size and at one point she was rumored to be pregnant. During her interview Bailey explained she was born in the South and was raised on a diet rich in meat that might have contributed to her condition. According to womneshealth.gov, a diet rich in red meat increases the risk for uterine fibroids.

After suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding and pain Bailey opted for Uterine Fibroid Embolization: A highly effective, FDA approved, minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment for symptomatic fibroids during which the supply of blood to the fibroid tumor is blocked which cause it to shrink and eventually die. At USA Fibroid Centers UFE is performed as an outpatient procedure and is covered by insurance.

“ Uterine fibroids can cause pain, interfere with a woman’s sex life and cause symptoms that decrease quality of life,” says Bailey.

“Women too often suffer in silence with symptoms of fibroids that can also include back and rectal pain and frequent urination,”shares Bailey.

If you are experiencing the painful symptoms of uterine fibroids don’t suffer in silence! Call (855) 615-5222 to schedule a consultation with one of our leading interventional radiologists. Treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by most insurance plans.