09/17/21

Fibroids and Hemorrhoids

Having uterine fibroids can be a pain in the butt….literally. Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins that are located in and near the rectum that can cause pain or bleeding. There are both internal and external versions of hemorrhoids, which can cause varied symptoms. Hemorrhoids are one of the most common…

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09/15/21

The Importance of Advocating For…

At Fibroid Fighters, we aim to educate the public about the impact of fibroids on women across the world. We believe that by sharing stories from women who are fighting or have fought fibroids, we can raise awareness of this…

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09/10/21

Can Fibroids Turn Into Ovarian…

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer is the 5th deadliest cancer for women, following cervical cancer. Close to 21,000 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. Unfortunately, it has been found that over…

09/03/21

Myth Busting: Can STIs Cause…

When it comes to what definitively causes uterine fibroids, benign tumors that develop within the uterus, there are numerous myths. Over the years doctors and researchers have been able to prove that many of these rumors are, in fact, just…

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08/27/21

Liver Disease and Periods

When you think of liver disease, you probably think of jaundice, the yellowing of the skin or eyes, as a major symptom. While this may be true, period changes such as missed periods and heavy periods can also be common…

08/20/21

Coach Ella Destiny's Fibroid Survival…

You may be surprised to learn that nearly a quarter of Black women between the ages of 18 and 30 have fibroids. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that develop within the uterus. They impact every aspect of a woman’s life…

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08/13/21

Can a Kidney Infection Affect…

Your period has been extremely irregular for the last few months. Some months it’s so heavy you’re forced to change your super absorbent tampon every hour and others it’s almost nonexistent. Not only have you been experiencing abnormal periods, but…