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Fibroids (know your U)
[00:00:00] It's July, and that means it's natural Fibroid Awareness month, and I'm so happy to partner with WholeLogic on their Know Youryou campaign. I've realized through the 23 years of being in practice that women get so anxious about fibroids because they don't know enough about them and they think that they are dangerous.
Fibroids are merely benign growths of the muscle of the uterus. Unfortunately, they can cause pain, pressure, bloating, or bleeding, but often they're asymptomatic. 70% of all women and 80% of black women will have them. Whether or not they know. If you have them three different places in the wall of the uterus, in the uterine lining, or on the external surface, they can either be left alone if you are comfortable or if you're having those symptoms.
There are a variety of ways to treat them between medications, abdominal surgery, surgery that goes through your vagina and cervix, or different methods that can actually burn, freeze, or disintegrate. The most important message here is do not fear them. If you have them, talk to your doctor and go to the know your you.com website to learn more.
So much we can do.