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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Need to Pee During Sex? How Overactive Bladder Affects Intimate Relationships

For women living with bladder challenges, communication and self-confidence may lead to a healthy sex life.

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New American Cancer Society Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: Statement from HealthyWomen CEO Beth Battaglino, RN-C

It's important to understand what the new guidelines mean for women's health. Education and collaboration with health care providers is key.

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Hysterectomy Basics

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

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Overactive Bladder: Those Awkward Questions You Want and Need to Ask

Starting the conversation early is smart. Don't be embarrassed.

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How Women Can Manage Emotional Health and Overactive Bladder While Isolated at Home — and as States Reopen

For women living with bladder challenges like overactive bladder (OAB), the quarantine may be more familiar than for the rest of us.

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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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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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Fran Drescher and her dog, Angel, this year
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Exclusive Interview with Fran Drescher

The star of "The Nanny" opens up about her cancer journey.

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NIH Spearheads Study to Test At-Home Screening for HPV and Cervical Cancer

Proponents believe a simple test like this, which can be done at home, may help the U.S. move closer to eradicating cervical cancer.

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