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    Fibroids: What are they and how do I deal with them?


    Fibroid locationsUterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow in or around the wall of the uterus, also known as myomas or leiomyomas.  They are extremely common, affecting about three-quarters of women at some point in their life, and one of the most common reasons women undergo gynecologic surgery.  They don’t always cause symptoms, but women with fibroids may experience heavy, prolonged, irregular, or painful menstrual bleeding, urinary or bowel problems, pain during intercourse, or complications with pregnancy (infertility or miscarriage). ( READ MORE )



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    Dealing With Fibroids


    Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous overgrowths arising within the muscle layer of the uterus.  Fibroids oftentimes do not cause any troublesome symptoms and, in such instances, do not require treatment.   Many women, however, experience abdominal swelling, heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine cramping, pelvic or back pain, discomfort with intercourse, pregnancy loss, or urinary symptoms.  Women with symptoms such as these may benefit from therapy to improve their quality of life. ( READ MORE )



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