Fibroids are benign tumors that affect women of reproductive age. It exists commonly among women of black descent however it is seen in whites as well. The tumors grow in or outside the uterus, vary in sizes and could be in multiples.
It is symptomatic and the common symptoms are prolonged or heavy menstrual flows, profuse bleeding with clots, abdominal pain, tightness or bloating in the belly.
Some women do not present any symptom at all and unknowingly live with it for years. Most women do not seek early treatment due to the fear associated with surgery, superstition and the myths surrounding it.
But you are not alone. There are survivors to support you from diagnosis to treatment. Seek early treatment, chose the treatment option best for you and get your life back in shape.
Before your appointment with your physician use this checklist for your self-assessment. Also list all your medications and supplements and show the list to your physician.