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How Fibroids Can Affect Fertility

Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility.

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More Myths About Fibroids

Saying that fibroids are widely misunderstood is an enormous understatement. Since up to 80% of African American women and 60% of Caucasian women have them, and considering how  prevalent they are, misconceptions and myths can lead to one huge confusing muddle for many.

Instead of relying on friends or old beliefs, clear these voices from your head and separate the myths about uterine fibroids from the truth.  

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Natural Ways to Shrink Fibroids

Any woman who has experienced the menstrual cramps, back aches, and other discomforts associated with uterine fibroids has probably wished for a non-invasive way to shrink their growth.

The good news is that hormonal balance is the key, and it can unlock natural ways to shrink fibroids and to reduce their growth.

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Uterine Fibroid Treatment: When to Avoid a Hysterectomy

Uterine fibroids are an issue that approximately 70 percent of women will face in their lifetime. Many women suffering from abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain and pressure caused by fibroids want relief as soon as possible.

A hysterectomy is often mentioned in the list of treatment options for women with fibroids. It is a common procedure in the United States, with approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year. But, often times, this procedure is too drastic for the patient’s needs.

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Know Your Fibroid Treatment Options

Uterine fibroids and other causes of pelvic pain have long been treated with hysterectomy and other surgeries. Often, there are better alternatives to a hysterectomy available for women with fibroids. 

Especially for non-cancerous conditions, including fibroid tumors, women should be aware of all possible treatment options before moving forward.

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