It’s said that as many as 1 in 5 women may develop fibroid tumors during their childbearing years. As someone who suffered from very serious reproductive health issues at an early age I am always interested in gaining more knowledge on subjects that may affect myself or my fellow moms. That’s why I am sharing this information with you.
Here are a few quick facts about Fibroids:
- Usually affect women over 30
- Are more common in African American women
- More than one are usually present at a time
- Are the most common of all pelvic tumors
- The cause is unknown – although there seems to be a connection related to estrogen production
- Bleeding between periods
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen
- Pain during intercourse
- Sometimes there are NO symptoms at all
- A pedunculated fibroid can become twisted and cause a kink in the blood vessels feeding the tumor (this type of fibroid may need surgery)
- Urinary tract infections, if pressure from the fibroid prevents the bladder from fully emptying
- Cancerous changes called leiomyosarcoma (in rare cases)
Educational Webinar on Fibroids This Tuesday May 24th, 2011
Join UCLA professor Bruce McLucas, M.D., founder of the Fibroid Treatment Collective (http://www.fibroids.com) and women across the country for a free live one hour fibroid webinar,” Tuesday, May 24th, at 7 p.m. PT. Register here http://bit.ly/fibroidwebinarst. Questions from those participating in the webinar are welcome. Fibroids affect about 40 percent of women (50 percent of African American women).
Some of the items to be discussed include:
• There is a “miracle diet” that can cause fibroids to disappear.
• Fibroids increase your chances of endometrial cancer.
• If you have fibroids, you must have a hysterectomy.
• If you have fibroids, you can’t become pregnant.
• You don’t need your uterus after you’ve had your children, so just remove it if it gives you any problems.
More About Dr. McLucas
Dr. McLucas is a Los Angeles-based OB-GYN who practices at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. One of the pioneers in developing a non-invasive treatment for fibroids called uterine artery embolization, Dr. McLucas has had a career-long interest in minimally invasive therapy, serving as president and charter member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy. Dr. McLucas founded the Los Angeles-based Fibroid Treatment Collective 14 years ago, and his team performed the first embolization in the United States at UCLA in 1994.
For more information and to register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/fibroidwebinarst. Registration can also be done by calling 1.866.362.6463. Follow on Twitter @fibroiddoctor; and on Facebook at Fibroid Treatment Collective