Uterine Fibroids May Show Few Symptoms

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure, frequent urination and back pain but some cause no symptoms. If you notice an unusual lump, get it checked out.
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Uterine fibroids can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pressure, frequent urination and back pain but some cause no symptoms. If you notice an unusual lump, get it checked out.

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by Aimee Gallagher, MPH, MS, Scientific Program Manager at SWHR

I knew very little about uterine fibroids until I walked out of my health care provider's office in August 2014. Even though I showed no symptoms other than a barely noticeable lump, I learned I was carrying around a cantaloupe-sized tumor that seemed almost hidden in my body.

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Women's Sex Lives Get a Boost After This Non-Surgical Treatment

  • Posted on: 5 April 2016
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Women with bothersome uterine fibroids saw improvements in their sex lives and significant symptom relief a year after undergoing a type of non-surgical treatment called uterine fibroid embolization, a French study finds.

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MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with bothersome uterine fibroids saw improvements in their sex lives and significant symptom relief a year after undergoing a type of non-surgical treatment called uterine fibroid embolization, a French study finds.

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Chickenpox Rates Have Decreased Significantly

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: helen
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Chickenpox cases have decreased sharply since 1995 for several reasons—read on to learn why.

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THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows.

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Why You Should Tell Your Doctor About Pelvic Pain

  • Posted on: 12 August 2015
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Pelvic pain could be something serious, so make sure to report any symptoms to your doctor.

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated pelvic pain is common among U.S. women in their childbearing years, a new study reveals.

The findings suggest that even during routine visits, doctors should ask women about pelvic pain, the investigators said.

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When Something Goes Wrong "Down There"

  • Posted on: 23 October 2009
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Understanding common pelvic health issues
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Are you experiencing uncomfortable or painful symptoms in your pelvic area? Learn more about common pelvic health issues

woman looking frustratedYou probably don't think much about your pelvic health unless you're having your annual gynecologic exam, getting a Pap test, or experiencing a problem. But no matter what your age, the health of your reproductive and urinary organs—your pelvic organs—is important. If something goes wrong "down there," it affects your overall health and quality of life.

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Get in touch with yourself with the practice of tai chi chuan (translation: "supreme ultimate fist"), a meditative Chinese martial art-turned-exercise

  • Posted on: 25 September 2009
  • By: admin

Get in touch with yourself with the practice of tai chi chuan (translation: "supreme ultimate fist"), a meditative Chinese martial art-turned-exercise. Results include increased strength and balance, improved circulation, relaxation and stress reduction.

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Looking for a new way to treat a chronic condition?

  • Posted on: 25 September 2009
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Looking for a new way to treat a chronic condition? Try your local health food store, where staff should be able to introduce you to homeopathic treatments, foods that can alleviate specific symptoms and aromatherapy oils for bath or massage. Remember to check in with your health care provider to identify potential conflicts with other medications.

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Ah, the healing power of yogurt

  • Posted on: 25 September 2009
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Ah, the healing power of yogurt. Actually, it's what's hiding in yogurt that can heal: a naturally occurring ingredient called acidophilus. This probiotic helps regulate digestion and prevent (or treat) yeast infections. Not a yogurt fan? You can purchase powders, capsules and other forms of acidophilus to supplement your diet.

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Prayer as medicine: A recent survey shows that many people believe in the power of prayer and other forms of spirituality to help heal

  • Posted on: 25 September 2009
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Prayer as medicine: A recent survey shows that many people believe in the power of prayer and other forms of spirituality to help heal. They may pray for themselves, participate in prayer circles, or ask others to pray for them.

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