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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After My Hysterectomy, I’m Living My Best Life

After living with the pain of fibroids for 17 years, treating them was the best gift I could give myself.

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The Double Whammy for Black Women With Fibroids

Black women are more likely to develop fibroid tumors and to receive invasive treatment.

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Heavy, Prolonged or Painful Periods? That Could Be a Sign of Uterine Fibroids

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids.

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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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Raising Awareness About Fibroids

Uterine fibroids can cause serious medical issues for many women, and yet they often go undiagnosed and untreated. CARE About Fibroids, a nonprofit organization, aims to raise awareness and drive change.

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What Are Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that grow in or on the uterus. Many women get them, but the causes aren't clear.

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A new method that blocks blood flow to growths worked for women who went on to conceive and have children.

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