Little Known Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Your cramps might mean more than you think- Learn some of the little known symptoms of fibroids.

Surprising Symptoms of Fibroids

Fibroids are much more common than most women realize. In fact, some women live for years with symptoms and don’t even know that they have fibroids! Since these symptoms are common,  people ignore them. Often, fibroids are the last thing that women suspect as being the cause of their issues. We have complied a list of common but surprising symptoms of fibroids.

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Top Supplements for Fibroids

What are the top supplements for fibroids?


DIM, which is short for Diindolylmethane,  is probably one of the most popular herbal supplements used for fibroids. It’s made from a chemical compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. DIM is thought to control levels of estrogen that are too high and to shrink fibroids. It is not an estrogen blocker, but may affect the way the body distributes estrogen.

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Common Questions from Fibroid Patients

Top 10 Questions from Fibroid Patients

Will I be able to get pregnant if I have fibroids?

Many women will be able to become pregnant, even with fibroids; however, fibroids sometimes may cause complications and can prevent pregnancy. The location of the fibroids themselves is the largest problem when it comes to conceiving with fibroids.

If the fibroids are the kind that bulge into the uterine cavity or the kind that grown in the muscular wall of the uterus they may cause trouble.  The good news is that many times these fibroids can be successfully treated to boost the chance of fertility.

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How Are Fibroids Different from Cysts, Polyps and Other Tumors?

Are Fibroids the same as cysts and other tumors?

Health advice articles often mention fibroids along with other related medical conditions. Fibroids, or myomas, are different from cysts and other uterine tumors. There are several kinds of fibroids, and they can differ in size, location, and symptoms.

Fibroids are tumors commonly found in the uterus. Women most often develop fibroids during their reproductive years in their 30s or 40s. It’s not always clear why any given women develop fibroids. It is thought that increased levels of estrogen could be the cause.

Fibroids develop in the muscle cells of uterus and can build up within a short amount of time. They’re firm, compact and grow within the fibrous connective tissue of the uterus.

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