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9 Facts About Fibroid Tumors Every Woman Should Know

Up to 70 percent of us are likely to get them in our lifetime. Raise your hand if you know anything about uterine fibroids. Bueller? Bueller? While uterine fibroids aren’t standard info covered in Women’s Bodies 101, they should be: Up to 70 percent of all women are likely to get them in their lifetime. Here are all the nitty-gritty details you need to know: 1. Uterine Fibroids Are Super-Common Also known as leiomyomas or myomas, these are the most common uterine tumors. One study found that between 70 to…

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What You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids

There’s no single best approach to uterine fibroid treatment — many treatment options exist. If you have symptoms, talk with your doctor about options for symptom relief. Watchful waiting Many women with uterine fibroids experience no signs or symptoms, or only mildly annoying signs and symptoms that they can live with. If that’s the case for you, watchful waiting could be the best option. Fibroids aren’t cancerous. They rarely interfere with pregnancy. They usually grow slowly — or not at all — and tend to shrink after menopause, when levels…

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