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Fibroids

Fibroids: Time to End the Stigma

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.

Young African-American Women Affected Most by Uterine Fibroids

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Tasha Mitchell

A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.

Researchers Discover Unlikely Cause Of Uterine Fibroids In Black Women

Posted 03.27.2013 | Black Voices

While doctors haven't been able to nail down a specific cause for uterine fibroids -- the noncancerous growths of the uterus that typically appear dur...

For Women of Child-Bearing Age, What to Know About Painful Fibroids

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Fibroids are the most commonly occurring pelvic tumors, affecting as many as half of women age 35 or older. But most women with fibroids may never have symptoms or they may be so mild they never know the growths are there.

How To Know If A Hysterectomy Is Right For You

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home
Patricia Yarberry Allen

Hysterectomy remains the second most common major surgical procedure performed on women in the United States after Cesarean section. But each patient should be treated as an individual.

A Natural Approach To Pelvic Health: Join A Research Study!

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

Millions of women suffer from irregular, erratic, sluggish, heavy, lengthy, crampy, or difficult periods. It's so common that most women have been led to believe this is normal. It's not.

Video: Treatment Options For Uterine Fibroids

Kathy Plesser, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Plesser, MD

Dr. Jacoby describes the symptoms and indications for hysterectomy and also about uterine artery emobolization, a method of shrinking fibroids in women who have completed childbearing.

Guide To Fighting Uterine Fibroids

essence.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

They can be uncomfortable, annoying and downright bothersome, but fibroids need to be dealt with as soon as they become a problem. Not sure what they ...