So many people are too shy or embarrassed to talk about their periods, and that’s a big problem: if you don’t speak up, you may worry needlessly or you may never identify symptoms that indicate a bigger medical problem. In order to help you navigate this sensitive subject,
When it comes to fibroid symptoms like heavy bleeding, different doctors offer different treatments. Unfortunately, hysterectomy (the complete removal of a woman’s uterus) is a top suggestion. Since 1995, fibroid doctors like Dr. Fox and Dr. Hardee offer embolization. This is a process that cuts off fibroids’
Adenomyosis is a condition that causes many symptoms—like pelvic pain and heavy bleeding—that mimic fibroid symptoms. This condition is the result of endometrial cells (from the uterine inner lining) that migrate into the middle, muscular wall of the uterus, the myometrium,
Uterine fibroids are just worse for black women than for any other group. African Americans develop these tumors three times as often as women of other races. Plus, their fibroids develop earlier–often in their twenties. In comparison, most white women don’t get fibroids until their 30s.
Kelly McCreary—aka Maggie Pierce on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy—may play a doctor on TV, but when it came to her own health challenges, she couldn’t tidily wrap up her own diagnosis in a 60-minute time frame. In fact, figuring out the cause of her long,
You may have heard that heavy bleeding is a sign of fibroids, but how can you tell the difference between normal and abnormal blood flow? Here are some helpful tips to help figure out what’s going on with your body: 5 Signs of Abnormal Bleeding Bleeding between periods is considered abnormal.
If you have fibroid tumors, lessening the gap between your gynecologist and an interventional radiologist can mean a world of difference to your health. When you don’t know all your treatment options, you may not get the results you want, even if you treat your fibroids.
Did you know that African American women have some of the worst fibroid experiences? It’s sad, but true. First, they are they three times more likely to develop these non-cancerous tumors. As if that’s not bad enough, their treatment process and outcome is also different than women of other races.
Many times, we feature celebrity fibroid warriors as our Woman Crush Wednesday, but this week we get to draw from our own patient pool. A few months ago, we welcomed Raquel K. to our Houston area fibroid practice; as she explains,
Too many women with fibroids—non-cancerous tumors of the uterus—get hysterectomies. In fact, fibroids are the top reason women in the U.S. get hysterectomies. Because it’s such a serious surgery, many women opt for less invasive fibroid treatments. But now, researchers at Michigan State University are trying to figure out why fibroids form in the first place.