Tips for Managing Fibroid Symptoms before Treatment

Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) are the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus.  While some women with uterine fibroids may have to deal with pain, urinary urgency, bloating, or menstrual changes, many women don’t have any symptoms. Many women think their symptoms like heavy bleeding are normal, or ignore their discomfort for fear of getting […]

December 5th, 2018|

Why Fibroids Cause Abdominal, Leg, and Back Pain

Let’s face it, fibroids suck. They interfere with both your personal and work life, cause extremely unpredictable symptoms, and can even affect your chances of pregnancy. When people first think of uterine fibroid symptoms, one typically pictures the common issues like heavy bleeding, frequent urination, bloating, cramping, or bleeding between periods. However, an often forgotten […]

November 30th, 2018|

Ask the Doctor: The Relationship Between Anemia and Fibroids

Abnormal menstrual bleeding is one of the most common fibroid symptoms we see at USA Fibroid Centers. Bleeding can be too long (“I bleed for 20 days every month!”), unpredictable (I bleed off and on at random times!”), or too heavy (“I have to use a tampon, plus-sized pad, cross my legs, and not laugh […]

November 21st, 2018|

Uncovering the Truth About Sex & Fibroids

It can be frustrating and scary when you don’t understand what’s happening to your body. Suddenly, sex is painful and you may become disinterested in it altogether. On top of this loss of libido and intense pain, you may experience heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping and pressure. Do not ignore these sudden changes occurring in your […]

November 13th, 2018|

The Difference Between Shrinking vs. Removal of Fibroids

The non-cancerous outgrowth of muscle cells in your uterus are known as uterine fibroids. However, not everyone with fibroids has symptoms, and your gynecologist may discover them during a routine pelvic examination. Those with symptoms may feel pelvic pressure, have excessive bleeding, experience bleeding between periods, constipation, lower-back pain and also the need to urinate […]

November 5th, 2018|

A Beginner’s Guide to Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids, medically known as leiomyomas, are the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the female reproductive system. Fibroids typically develop in women of reproductive age. These tumors grow both within and outside the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are usually round in shape and range from the size of a seed, to as large […]

October 12th, 2018|

Key Differences Between PCOS and Uterine Fibroids

What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also referred to as PCOS, is a hormonal condition causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts protruding along the outer edges. PCOS affects about 1 in 10 women living in the United States (What is PCOS?, 2014). PCOS symptoms include: irregular or missed periods, weight gain, unwanted hair, acne or oily […]

September 26th, 2018|