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 […]
Are you planning a fun Friday evening with family or friends? We really hope you aren’t cancelling your plans due to painful and heavy menstrual periods. One of the most common causes of heavy, prolonged or painful menstruation is uterine fibroids; a condition that affects millions of women in their reproductive years.
Even though fibroids are […]
This Labor Day weekend reminds us of the historical contributions of working women from working in factories, to teaching students, to healthcare. In 1880s Labor Day was declared as a “Working Man’s” or “Working Woman’s” holiday.
Before the Civil War, in the early and mid-1860s, women were considered delicate creature who should only be concerned with […]
Millions of women of child bearing age get fibroids every year. Although non-cancerous, these muscular growths of the uterus can adversely affect a woman’s quality of life. According to a large nationwide study conducted by the Society of Interventional Radiology, annual scientific meeting, 2017, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized, compared to hysterectomy. The […]
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 […]
There are several causes of pelvic pain including fibroids and endometriosis. Some of the symptoms for each of these conditions are similar or even the same, but these are two different conditions. Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease which occurs when the inner lining of the (endometrium) starts growing outside the uterus. Fibroids are muscular […]