Essure, a permanent birth control device that was known to cause uterine and fallopian tube fibroids, is finally off the market! Manufactured by Bayer, Essure was a nickel and polyester coil that could be inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes. Scar tissue would form over the metal coils,
Welcome back to Woman Crush Wednesday! This week we’re celebrating Gabrielle Union, who’s opening up about adenomyosis, a condition that threatens the fertility of many women around the world. Gabrielle’s journey began when she and husband Dwayne Wade (of the NBA’s Miami Heat) decided to start a family.
When it comes to fibroid symptoms like heavy bleeding, different doctors offer different treatments, but many opt for surgical removal or even hysterectomy (the complete removal of a woman’s uterus.) Since 1995, however, a different option has been available: like Dr.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning for women with fibroids: a common fibroid treatment may actually be spreading cancer cells in women’s bodies! Many women with fibroids choose to have them removed by a morcellator, a machine that shreds the benign tumors inside the uterus.
It’s #WomanCrushWednesday, and we just had to kick off our series by honoring fibroids warrior Tamika Gray Valburn, founder of The White Dress Project. For years, Tanika suffered from fibroids, having been diagnosed in her teens and having seen her mom lose two sets of twins due to her own fibroids!
An Indian TV host is sharing her story after delaying fibroid treatments forced her to have invasive surgery. According to Fatma Mohammed, two years ago, troubling symptoms sent her to the doctor, where she was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. At the time, she says,
Uterine fibroids are an extremely common type of nonmalignant tumor that many women are not even aware they have. Typically, these tumors do not cause any problematic symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual flow, which is exactly why so many women are unaware of their own uterine fibroids.
Adenomyosis is a benign, non-life threatening condition, but if you suffer with its painful effects, all you want is relief. Unfortunately it can be confused with uterine fibroids and other conditions, so it can be difficult to diagnose without proper medical attention.
Uterine fibroids are an issue that approximately 70 percent of women will face in their lifetime. Many women suffering from abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain and pressure caused by fibroids want relief as soon as possible.
It’s no secret that uterine fibroids produce a number of unpleasant symptoms. Women commonly report bloating, abdominal pain and irregular or heavy bleeding; no of which are conducive to sexual function. The effects of life with uterine fibroids can be debilitating for some women.