80% of women will have fibroids sharp stabbing pain before they reach the age of 50. These non-cancerous tumors can affect a woman’s life in many ways causing pain and excessive bleeding among other symptoms. The topic you don’t hear much about is fibroid degeneration. Let’s explore 4 important factors about fibroid degeneration. Some General Facts About Fibroids Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow inside or on the outside of the uterus, and they […]
Pedunculated Fibroids and How They Are Treated By Dr. Handley
If you’ve been diagnosed with fibroids, you’re probably wondering what you can do to get rid of them and their painful symptoms quickly. But first, it’s important to understand what kind of fibroid you’re experiencing. A pedunculated fibroid is a noncancerous type, but what more should you know? What Is a Pedunculated Fibroid? As mentioned, a pedunculated fibroid is benign, meaning that it is not cancerous. Similar to other types of fibroids, these can grow […]
Are Fibroids to Blame for Your Weight Gain?
Uterine fibroids affect women mostly during their thirties and forties, and yes, unfortunately fibroids can cause weight gain. One might call it a “double whammy” for women. Let’s look at what fibroids are, their symptoms, and how they can cause weight gain. Defining a Fibroid Women who haven’t experienced any symptoms of a fibroid may not know what they are, so a brief definition may be in order. A fibroid is a benign tumor usually found in […]
Why Menopause is Not Always a Solution to Uterine Fibroids
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. Fibroids During Menopause During menopause, the body’s sudden lack of reproductive hormones often causes these fibroids to shrink and prevent new fibroids from forming, but this […]
What Causes Uterine Fibroids?
Some studies show that up to 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids, benign tumors in the uterus that can cause a wide range of symptoms, at some point in their life. So what causes uterine fibroids to develop, what makes fibroid symptoms worse, and can they be prevented? Common Causes of Uterine Fibroids If the majority of women will develop fibroids, it’s reasonable to wonder what causes them and if you are susceptible to developing fibroids without […]