Fibroids and back pain
Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids and Back Pain: What is the Connection?

Fibroids can develop in multiple areas of the uterus in women’s body. Submucosal fibroids are located in the inside of the uterus, intramural fibroids are located in the wall of the uterus and subserosal fibroids are located outside lining of the uterus. The location and size of a fibroid determines if it can cause back […]

fibroids and anxiety
Uterine Fibroids

Are Uterine Fibrids are Cancerous?

In simple words uterine fibroids can be described as benign tumors of the uterus. People tend to get alarmed when they hear tumor because we most commonly associate tumors with cancer. But fibroids are most commonly benign, which means not cancerous. This also means that fibroids are merely an extra tissue which grows in your […]

Fibroids and menopause
Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids and Menopause – Do Fibroids Disappear after Menopause?

Fibroids are growths of connective tissue that occur in the uterus. Fibroids may not cause any symptoms to some women, but they can cause heavy bleeding during periods. There are two hormones named estrogen and progesterone stimulate their growth. When the size of the fibroids gets large enough, they can cause discomfort and pain. Logically […]

Fibroids and bleeding
Uterine Fibroids

Why Uterine Fibroids causes Heavy Bleeding?

Uterine Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in woman’s uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. Menorrhagia is the medical term for heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Such bleeding can cause anemia and may lead to the need of blood transfusion. There are various theories which explains […]

Hysterectomy Side Effects
Uterine Fibroids

Hysterectomy and its Side Effects

Fibroids are the most common cause of hysterectomy, which involves removal of the uterus. There are almost 600,000 hysterectomies performed in US annually. Uterine fibroids are responsible for half of them. Hysterectomy involves surgical removal of uterus. Sometime it also involves the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Most hysterectomies are performed by the […]