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Period Pain and Heart Attack Pain Can Be Equal: But One Is Ignored. Why?

By Olga Chernin / March 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Period Pain and Heart Attack Pain Can Be Equal: But One Is Ignored. Why?

Period pain is common during women’s monthly menstrual cycles. In particular, cramping can leave some women bedridden and others struggling to get through the day. Are you are a woman who typically gets menstrual cramps? If so, you’re probably familiar with the short list of options you have for dealing with them: over-the-counter or prescription pain…

Fibroid Pain: Beyond the Uterus

By Olga Chernin / December 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Fibroid Pain: Beyond the Uterus

Fibroids can affect organs beyond your uterus. Learn about the impact fibroids can have on various parts of your body.  Fibroid impact on other organs Fibroid symptoms can be as varied as the women who suffer from them. They may include pelvic pain and pressure, heavy menstrual bleeding, painful sex, and infertility. Severity of fibroid pain…

Considering a Hysterectomy? Read These 10 Facts First

By Olga Chernin / December 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Considering a Hysterectomy? Read These 10 Facts First

Knowing what a hysterectomy could mean for your future emotional and physical health (and whether you need a hysterectomy at all) is essential before undergoing the procedure. Up to 600,000 women undergo a hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes other reproductive organs) every year in the United States, according to the Center…

Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

By Olga Chernin / December 8, 2017 / Comments Off on Normal or Not? Finding the Cause of Painful Periods

Could you have adenomysosis?  Painful periods can be caused by many different conditions – including uterine fibroids. However, there are other potential causes. And if your monthly cycle pain interferes with your daily activities, you may be able to get relief. But before you can  treat period pain, you need to know what causes it. …

Fibroids and Low Self-Esteem

By Olga Chernin / December 8, 2017 / Comments Off on Fibroids and Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is affected by many factors — and one of them is having uterine fibroids. Fibroids cause more than just pain — they can also have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. Lower self-esteem, negative body image, anxieties and fears about relationships and sexuality can be linked to fibroids. Self-esteem and fibroids – a…

What Is Causing Your Abnormal Periods?

By Olga Chernin / November 29, 2017 / Comments Off on What Is Causing Your Abnormal Periods?

Periods can vary Occasionally, a woman’s menstrual cycle will be heavier or lighter than usual. When this happens, you should look at your health, diet, and other changes in your life and body. These may help determine what might be causing your menstrual changes. A normal period lasts about 3-5 days and includes a total…

Women who wait to treat their uterine fibroids end up with larger fibroids than when they were first diagnosed

Don’t Wait It Out: How Impending Menopause Can Actually Make Fibroids Worse

By Olga Chernin / November 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Don’t Wait It Out: How Impending Menopause Can Actually Make Fibroids Worse

Women who wait to treat their uterine fibroids end up with larger fibroids than when they were first diagnosed.

Uterine Fibroid Size: What You Need to Know

By Olga Chernin / October 31, 2017 / Comments Off on Uterine Fibroid Size: What You Need to Know

Fibroid size can affect your fibroid symptoms. Fibroids are very diverse. There are different types of fibroids, and women can have anywhere from one to many of them. Fibroid size can also vary, ranging from the size of an apple seed to the size of a watermelon. How fibroids grow Fibroids form from a single…

Lesser-Known Symptoms of Fibroids: Bloated Abdomen and Weight Gain

By Olga Chernin / September 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Lesser-Known Symptoms of Fibroids: Bloated Abdomen and Weight Gain

Is there a relationship between fibroids and weight gain? Fibroids and weight gain Have you been gaining weight? Has your stomach begun to expand? Do you know why? If you are having any of these symptoms and there is no clear cause (such as diet change or pregnancy), you may be dealing with fibroids. Weight…

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Can Improve Your Sex Life

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Can Improve Your Sex Life

By Olga Chernin / September 19, 2017 / Comments Off on Uterine Fibroid Embolization Can Improve Your Sex Life

If you have fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization may improve your sex life. Studies show that sex is very important to a woman’s quality of life. In fact, sexual satisfaction is one of the indicators of overall satisfaction in both short and long-term relationships.2,3 But for women who suffer from symptoms of fibroids, a satisfying sex…