Heavy or prolonged periods, pelvic pain, uncomfortable intercourse, constipation, and even backaches or leg pains could all be symptoms of uterine fibroids. Check out this infographic from Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital to learn more about uterine fibroids.
What Causes Fibroids? The exact cause of fibroids is unknown. Their growth has been linked to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Studies have found that women who start their periods at a younger age are more likely to develop fibroids. Although taking female hormones is linked to fibroids, the use of birth control pills is not.
In part 3 of My Uterine Fibroids Journey - From Infertility to Healthy Pregnancy, I have the privilege of sharing about my first pregnancy! After years of struggling with infertility, God has answered our prayers for children. Our exciting news brings joy to our family, as we look forward to welcoming our baby into the world in early 2016. I hope my story gives encouragement to you, my readers.
Uterine Fibroids 101: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that commonly present themselves during pregnancy. Fibroids differ in size, ranging from seedlings that are undetectable to the human eye to large masses that can enlarge the uterus. By the age of 50, roughly 70 percent of white women and 80 percent of African Americans have had fibroids. #RealStories #healtheo360 #UterineFibroids
Ovarian myomas and cysts are a health problem that many women face. Thousands of women all around the world are diagnosed with these conditions, especially young people and those who are about to enter the menopause. These cysts and fibroids usually appea