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How Fibroid Pain Affects Your Lower Back and Legs

Michelle has had heavy periods with bad cramps since her teenage years. She was told that her period would change as she got older and the pain and heavy flow would ease—the opposite turned out to be true for Michelle. Now in her thirties, it wasn’t uncommon for her to miss two or three days […]

Life Before and After Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

All of her adult life, Kate knew the heavy pain and bleeding she experienced during her periods wasn’t right. She just never had the courage to say anything about it. She suffered alone for years. Finally, after missing work for two days in a row, a friend called to check on her. Kate told her […]

Are Fibroids Keeping You from Work?

Uterine fibroids are a tumor in the female reproductive tract. While that sounds scary, they are benign and very treatable. What can be scarier is missing work due to the pain and bleeding you experience. Many women with fibroids use up all their sick days and PTO and are afraid of the repercussions that may […]

The Inspiring Story Behind “The White Dress Project”

July is fibroid awareness month and reminds us of the beginning of a great era of awareness and freedom of treatment options for women suffering from uterine fibroids. Tanika Gray, broadcast journalist, communications professional is the founder and executive director of The White Dress Project. Tanika, herself suffered from uterine fibroids from a early age. […]

How These Women Changed Their Lives After UFE?

Fibroids are the most common tumor of the female reproductive tract. Although benign fibroids can cause many painful symptoms such as painful and prolonged menstruation, bleeding between periods, frequent urination, pelvic pain or pressure, constipation or bloating. If left untreated these symptoms may lead to anemia (iron deficiency) due to loss of blood during menstruation […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Symptomatic Fibroids

Uterine fibroids also known as “leiomyomas” or “myomas”, benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. Women of child bearing age are at the highest risk for getting fibroids. These muscular tumors may present many painful symptoms such as heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, frequent urination, pelvic pain and pressure, bloating or pain during sex. […]

Why Fibroids Cause Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Symptomatic fibroids present many painful symptoms such as heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods, fibroid pain, frequent urination, pelvic pain or pressure and sometimes pain during sex. There are multiple reasons for heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.

At the time of menstrual period, the uterine lining sheds and the uterus has two basic mechanisms […]