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If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, here are the 7 important things you really need to know...


  • Uterine fibroid tumours or leiomyomas are estrogen dependent – they thrive on estrogen. In fact, uterine fibroid tumours never develop before the onset of menstruation when the female body has not started producing estrogen. During pregnancy, fibroid tumours often grow extremely fast due to the extra estrogen produced by the body during pregnancy. Most women who have fibroid tumours and who are able to wait until after menopause discover that their uterine fibroid tumours shrink and disappear once estrogen production stops in the body. Because of the effect of oestrogen, both women who currently have fibroid tumours and those who’ve had uterine fibroids in the past need to pay particular attention to the potential side effects of oestrogen-containing medications.


  • According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (or the ACOG), uterine fibroid tumours or leiomyomas are “clinically apparent in 25 to 50 percent of women.” However pathological examinations of removed uteri show that the prevalence of uterine fibroid tumours may actually be as high as 80 percent.

  • Fibroid tumours are the most common solid pelvic tumors in women. Because it is not uncommon for women with uterine fibroid tumors to experience none of the symptoms often seen in women with fibroids, treatment is unnecessary unless bothersome symptoms develop before natural menopause. The two most common symptoms of uterine fibroid tumors that cause women to to seek the advice of their health care providers are;
    1. excessive uterine bleeding or menorrhagia that lasts longer than seven days
    2. a feeling of pelvic pressure – somewhat like the pressure experienced during pregnancy when the uterus grows larger.

Often excessive uterine bleeding causes the development of anemia or iron deficiency. Other consequences that may occur due to pressure on adjacent organs include:

Note – While these symptoms can indicate the presence of uterine fibroids, they are not definitive symptoms. Other possible causes for these symptoms should be ruled out before a diagnosis of uterine fibroid tumours is made. 

  1. It is extremely rare that uterine fibroid tumours are cancerous. In a study cited by the ACOG, sarcomas or cancer is present in only about 0.002 to 0.003 percent of cases of leiomyomas. Leiomyomas that are cancerous are called leiomyosarcomas. 
  2. The most common reason given for hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus) is uterine fibroids. Today, several alternatives are available for the treatment of fibroid tumors. Make sure you talk to your health care provider about which alternative may or may not be the right treatment choice for your situation. 
  3. Uterine fibroid tumours come in several types:
  • subserosal,
  • submucosal,
  • intramural,
  • pendunculated,
  • interligamentous,
  • and parasitic fibroids
  1. It’s not unusual for women to have more than one type of uterine fibroid tumour. The type of fibroid, as well as the size and location of the tumours, determine which treatment option is best for you.
  • Subserosal or Subserous fibroids grow on the outer wall of the uterus and usually cause no symptoms until they grow large enough to interfere with other organs.
  • Submucosal fibroids – These fibroids occur just below the lining of the uterus and can cause menstrual problems, including pain as they grow and move around the pelvic area.
  • Intramural uterine fibroid tumours are round leiomyomas located within the uterine wall and which can cause an increase in uterine size as they grow.
  • Pendunculated leiomyomas develop when a subserous fibroid grows a peduncle or stalk that grows larger and may become twisted, causing severe pain.
  • Parasitic uterine fibroids are the rarest type of leiomyomas and develop when a fibroid tumour attaches itself to another organ.

If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids and need a guaranteed way to naturally get rid of fibroid without surgery, read about the Fibroid Remedy Kit.

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  1. is it possible to get pregnant with fibroids, can u regulate menses

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