Melissa Murphy Fighter Feature
11/18/21

Fighter Feature: Melissa Muganzo Murphy

We’re introducing our newest series: the Fighter Feature. Every month, we’ll be asking one of our Fibroid Fighters to encourage more conversations about fibroids by sharing their story and to

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Eugenia Buie Fibroid Fighter
11/05/21

Victim to Victorious: A Journey…

How Fibroid Ambassador Eugenia Buie Battled Fibroids During the Pandemic Now that we are more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it has presented numerous challenges for women dealing

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Fibroids and Breast Cancer
10/08/21

Increased Risk of Breast Cancer…

Every October, we donate to breast cancer awareness organizations, wear pink ribbons or clothing, and are grateful for our family members in remission. It’s easy to go through the motions,

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Melissa Muganzo Murphy speaks to Erica taylor Fibroid Fighter BTSBTB
10/01/21

Breaking the Generational Fibroid Stigma

 “The entire time my body was trying to tell me, ‘hey, something is wrong’, and I had normalized it because generationally, I was told that having bad periods was a

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09/24/21

Is Hypertension, Fibroids, and High…

As someone living with fibroids, you probably feel you already have too much on your plate to worry about. Uncontrollable bleeding, unpredictable cycles, severe pelvic pain, frequent urination, are just

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Fibroids and Hemorrhoids
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

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Fibroids and Ovarian Cancer
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

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Fibroids and STIs
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

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Fibroids and Liver Cancer
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

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Coach Ella Destiny Fibroid Fighter
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

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Kidney Infection and Fibroids
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

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Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fibroid Bill
08/06/21

Who Was Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs…

STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES Stephanie Tubbs Jones is a name to remember. Born in Cleveland, Ohio to a factory worker and airline porter, and she was the youngest of three sisters.

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Young woman experiencing brain fog and headaches
07/30/21

Period Brain Fog, Migraine Headaches,…

Sitting at your nine to five desk job, you’re not sure if it’s from staring at your computer screen or something else, but you’ve been feeling spaced out and had

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Kym Lee
07/23/21

Breaking the Silence with Kym…

26 million women between the ages of 15 and 50 have uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors that develop within the uterus. Of those women, 15 million will experience severe,

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New Drug May Help Fibroid Pain
07/16/21

New Research Suggests Combination Drug…

New Fibroid Research Discovers a Possible Way to Reduce Bleeding Uterine fibroids affect millions of women in the U.S. every year. While researchers and physicians continue to make strides in

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly speaks to Dr. Yan Katsnelson and Erica Taylor BTSBTB
07/16/21

Q & A with Congresswoman…

Why Fibroid Education & Treatment Must be a Congressional Priority Fibroid Fighters’ Ambassador, Erica L. Taylor interviewed Congresswoman Robin Kelly from Illinois 2nd congressional district and our Founder, Dr. Yan

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woman in pain from period
07/02/21

Your Guide to Caffeine and…

We all know how addicting caffeine can be. The fresh, bitter smell of coffee brewing in the morning, the sparkling carbonation of soda hitting the tongue, and the sweet subtle

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John Burns speaks to Dr. Yan Katsnelson and Erica Taylor
06/25/21

Standing Side by Side in…

Break the Silence, Break the Behavior Interview with John Burns Dr. Yan Katsnelson, the Fibroid Fighters Foundation Founder, met John Burns at our Fibroid Awareness Event in Washington D.C. on

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woman vaping
06/18/21

Can Vaping or Cigarette Smoking…

Whenever you go to the doctor, they ask you if you have a history of smoking, but vaping e-cigarettes aren’t really the same thing, right? Wrong. With various flavors, vaping

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Kimberly Wilson Fibroid Fighter
06/11/21

Kimberly Wilson Is Fibroid Fighter’s…

Kimberly Wilson burst into the technology health care space when her personal experience with fibroids inspired her to create a new tech start-up, HUED, to improve the patient care experience

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woman in hospital gown
06/11/21

Your Guide to Fibroids After…

You’ve just had a baby and you’re frantically searching for answers about how your fibroids will change postpartum. Everyone knows the feeling of trying to find the right article that

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06/04/21

Taking Ibuprofen for Menstrual Cramps

It’s that time of the month again, your period cramps have been acting up when you’re at an important meeting at work, exercising at the gym, and going out to

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Toya Johnson
05/21/21

Toya Johnson Joins the Fight…

Toya Johnson is joining our fight against the fibroid epidemic as a Brand Ambassador for The Fibroid Fighters Foundation. Toya is widely known for her reality television appearances in “Tiny

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uterus showing fibroids on cervix
05/14/21

What Are Cervical Fibroids?

You’ve been experiencing extremely heavy periods, discomfort when inserting a tampon, and pain during sex so you make an appointment with your doctor to find out what could be the

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05/07/21

Adenomyosis: Bloating and Digestive Issues

For the last few months you’ve noticed you’re making more trips to the restroom and have been experiencing constipation more than usual. Even when you try to eat healthy foods,

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04/30/21

Uterine Fibroid Research Funding Bill

Even though around 30% of all women will get fibroids by the age of 35 and 70% to 80% of women will have fibroids by the age of 50, uterine

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genetic factors of fibroids
04/23/21

Uterine Fibroid Research: The HoxA13…

Uterine fibroids are one of the most under-researched health conditions, yet they affect nearly 26 million women in the U.S. Thankfully, more people are realizing this enormous disparity and are

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uterus
04/09/21

What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization…

Whether you’ve experiencing painful, heavy periods or have just been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, choosing the right treatment for you can be stressful. Your doctor may have given you pamphlets

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woman discussing IUD
04/02/21

Why Does a Copper IUD…

You’re sitting at your gynecologist appointment listening to your physician explain the numerous different kinds of IUDs, which stands for intrauterine devices. It can be extremely overwhelming choosing the right

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Councilwoman Christina Henderson
03/28/21

Discussion with D.C. Councilwoman Christina…

We had the opportunity to speak with D.C. Councilwoman At-Large, Christina Henderson, about the importance of providing curriculum in schools about potential women’s health issues like uterine fibroids. Councilwoman Henderson

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woman discussing pelvic floor muscle dysfunction with doctor
03/19/21

Can Fibroids Cause Pelvic Floor…

Despite the fact that close to one-third of all women and 50 percent of women over the age of 50 are currently affected by pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD), people are given

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risks of tampons
03/12/21

The Risks of Using Tampons…

You’re at the grocery store and you zone out staring at the shelves stocked full of period products trying to choose the right out for you. If you regularly deal

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woman eating food
02/26/21

Can Changing Your Diet Change…

You’re in bed scrolling on Instagram, wishing there was a healthy way to lose some weight. You see your friends sharing their meal plans and documenting results on keto, paleo,

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woman giving birth
02/19/21

Uterine Fibroids and Labor

Whether you are trying to get pregnant or already are, it’s important to understand what to expect on your journey if you are also living with uterine fibroids. When you’re

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woman tired from anemia
11/02/20

Unusual Iron Anemia Symptoms

You’re buying boxes of tampons and pads just to control the constant, heavy bleeding you experience each month. To make matters worse, you’re ruining clothing and avoiding leaving the house

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10/05/20

Why Is My Period Heavy…

First off, how much blood is considered to be heavier than normal? If you need to change your tampon or pad less than two hours or you pass blood clots the

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09/02/20

My Fibroid Story: Leanna

We are thrilled to announce Leanna will be joining our team of Fibroid Fighters Brand Ambassadors. Leanna struggled with fibroids for years before she was finally able to get the

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08/19/20

What Your Period Color Says…

It may be weird, but your period color changes. Period blood can appear in a range of different colors from black, brown, blue, or even orange. Although it’s completely normal

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08/05/20

Fibroids and Sex

Fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms depending on their size and number. If the fibroids are very large, this can cause excessive pain and swelling. For fibroids in numbers, symptoms

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07/29/20

My Fibroid Story: Keona

At Fibroid Fighters, one of our main goals is to raise awareness about uterine fibroids. We also want to stress how important it is to do your research when it comes to

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07/22/20

Can Fibroids Return After Treatment?

Many women often wonder if their fibroids will return after treatment. If you get a hysterectomy, your fibroids will never return as there is nowhere for them to grow. However,

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calendar marking menstrual cycle
06/24/20

Why Do Fibroids Cause Heavy…

Sometimes, a heavy flow is just a heavy flow –– but other times, abnormal bleeding and irregular periods can be caused by uterine fibroids. Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are

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04/30/20

Putting Yourself First

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN TODAY? Since the dawn of time, women across the world have been tasked with the roles of caregiver and nurturer. We spend days

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03/15/20

Life After Fibroid Treatment

LIFE AFTER FIBROID TREATMENT Uterine fibroids often cause painful and inconvenient symptoms. Some women may find themselves bleeding through sanitary pads frequently, or maybe they consistently miss work from fibroid

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woman in yoga pose
02/12/20

Could Yoga and Stretches Help…

You wake up on a crisp, sunny Saturday morning ready to take on the day, except for one thing. Your period cramps have hit you…hard! Whether you’re dealing with regular

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