Five More Misconceptions About Fibroids Every woman with heavy periods or painful periods has fibroids: The most common problem caused by fibroids is heavy periods, and they can also cause periods to be painful. However, there are other gynecological conditions (examples are polyps, adenomyosis, or endometriosis) that can bring about the same symptoms. Anyone who notices […]

Five Misconceptions about fibroids A fibroid is a type of cancer: Fibroids are abnormal growths that occur in the uterus (womb) of females. While fibroids can grow bigger, they cannot spread to other parts of the body like the ovary or the lungs and cause damage there. This means that the issues that fibroids cause […]

Outpatient Hysteroscopy This is also referred to as “office hysteroscopy” and is a same day procedure. It is the visualization of the inside of the womb with a miniature camera (hysteroscope) passed through the neck of the womb (cervix). This is then projected on a TV screen for both the doctor and patient (if fully […]

Painful Ovulation (Mittelschmerz) Mittelschmerz is the pelvic and lower abdominal pain that some women experience during ovulation which usually occurs about midway between menstrual cycles. The pain of ovulation can range from a mild twinge to severe discomfort and usually lasts from minutes to hours. Symptoms Pain on one side of your lower abdomen (depending […]

MISCARRIAGE The term Miscarriage has been used to replace the old term called abortion which to a lay man could be referred to as illegal termination of pregnancy. Miscarriage is an unfortunate event in early pregnancy which has both psychological and emotional effect on the mother and the family in view of their expectation of […]

Can Fibroids Affect Your Fertility? So many different factors can play a role in affecting your ability to get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby. One potential factor which affects about 20-50% of women of reproductive age and 50–80% of African-American women is uterine fibroids. They are a common condition and often run in families. […]

Fibroids And Infertility Fibroids are benign (that is, non-cancerous) tumors of the uterus. The medical term for fibroids is leiomyoma or myoma. They grow from the muscle cells of the uterus and may protrude from the inside or outside surface of the uterus or they may be contained within the muscular wall. Types Of Fibroids […]

Can Fibroids Affect My Pregnancy? It’s a good idea to keep an eye on fibroids during pregnancy because they may grow larger and create complications. Only 2-12% of pregnant women have fibroids and if they do grow, it will most likely be during the first 12 weeks. Fibroids affect many women, often at an age […]

How Does Fibroids Cause Infertility? Uterine fibroids can affect your fertility in several different ways based on how their size and location changes your uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes. Examples include: Fallopian tubes can be blocked by fibroids which makes it challenging or impossible for a fertilized egg to implant. Changes in the shape of […]