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My Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Led to Iron-Deficiency Anemia and Disrupted My Career, but I Took My Life Back

I realized I couldn't keep living with debilitating bleeding and fatigue every month. Finally, I found the diagnosis and the care that I needed

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I Thought My Heavy Bleeding Was Normal — Until It Almost Killed Me

My fibroids caused severe anemia, and I needed a blood transfusion. But I've learned to manage the condition and advocate for the compassionate care I need

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Iron Deficiency Anemia and Heavy Periods: What’s the Connection?

Weakness, headaches and even feeling out of breath are common symptoms, but sometimes they may point to a larger problem.

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Why It’s Important to Speak Up About Heavy Uterine Bleeding

Heavy uterine bleeding is one of the most common gynecological complaints.

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Heavy Uterine Bleeding May Cause This Potentially Serious Complication

Heavy uterine bleeding may disrupt a woman's everyday life, but losing so much blood can also cause this potentially serious condition.

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Important Questions to Ask About Heavy Uterine Bleeding and Its Potential Complications: Q & A with Dr. Rashmi Kudesia

FAQ about heavy uterine bleeding and iron deficiency anemia.

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HealthyWomen Statement on Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act (SB 4397)

Sen. Kamala Harris recently introduced legislation to support uterine fibroids research and education.

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Hysterectomy Basics

What you need to know about the procedure: reasons, risks and alternatives.

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What to Know About Uterine Fibroids

If you don’t know about uterine fibroids, you should. They are the most common gynecological condition among women.

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What You Need to Know About Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

If your monthly periods are heavy or prolonged or both, you may suffer from menorrhagia, the medical term for heavy menstrual bleeding. If so, seek treatment from your health care professional.

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It's Not Normal: Black Women, Stop Suffering From Fibroids

Women may not recognize that they have a problem for months or years, resulting in a delay in treatment, and physical, economic, and emotional costs.

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