Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the wall of the uterus. Many of the symptoms often go unnoticed or ignored, making awareness essential to proper management. Here you will learn about:
- The symptoms, risks, and causes of fibroids
- Causes of painful menstrual cramps and when you should contact your doctor
- Treatment options for fibroids
- Fibroids and pregnancy
- Risks and complications associated with fibroids
For more information on uterine fibroids, please contact the Magee Fibroid Treatment Center atÂ 412-641-4435.
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Painful cramps are a hassle every month â€“ but could they be a sign of a more serious condition? If your cramps canâ€™t be controlled by a hot pad and over-the-counter painkillers, they could be pointing to conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts. Read more to learn more about these conditions and when you should visit your doctor.Learn More
As many as 60 percent of women in their 30s or older have uterine fibroids. Most donâ€™t even know it. If the fibroids are small or you are nearing menopause, you donâ€™t usually need treatment. About 25% of women do need treatment, which depends on size and location, as well as the severity of your symptoms. Read more to discover the treatment options for uterine fibroids.Learn More
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Most women with uterine fibroids donâ€™t even realize it because many symptoms go unnoticed or ignored. Misinformation about heavy periods, bleeding between periods, or pain during sex leads to confusion surrounding the condition. Read more to discover five facts about fibroids you need to know.Learn More
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