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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

Most definitely: Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy. The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies. ...Read more

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How can working for political change help womens reproductive health?

How can working for political change help womens reproductive health?

Health=politics: Right now, women's reproductive health is seriously threatened by a group of mostly male politicians who think that they should not only limit availability of women's health services, but even control women's bodies and doctors' practices. The best example is requiring doctors to do vaginal ultrasounds before abortions. Getting these people out of office is a worthy goal. ...Read more

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How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

How does menopause affect a woman's overall sexual health?

Good news & bad: The good news is that there are no more worries about unintended pregnancy. The bad news is the declining hormone production that can cause vaginal dryness and pain with intercourse as well as a decrease in sexual desire if untreated. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

Bias towards women: These organizations have tried for years to enhance the health of women and eliminate medical and political obstacles their care and well being. Yes they are biased - they are biased towards women and against the ignorance and errors of the past. ...Read more

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How does breast cancer affect women's quality of life?

How does breast cancer affect women's quality of life?

Short&Long Term QOL: Early on, the greatest impact on qol is related to the emotional effects of a cancer DX and the physical effects of surgery+/-chemo+/-radiation rx. Thankfully, most women return to their normal pre-dx state soon after, although the fear of cancer recurrence can be overwhelming for some. Ironically, some people's lives improve as they prioritize their health & what's most important in their lives. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more

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How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

Increase risk: Fibroids most commonly do not affect pregnancy. However if they are large or on the inside lining of the uterus, they can cause complications such as miscarriage, preterm labor and preterm birth. Sometimes they increase the likelihood of a cesarean section. ...Read more

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Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health. Do you know anything about them?

Nioxin vitamins for women's hair health i've read great things about nioxin vitamins for women's hair health.  Do you know anything about them?

Hair health: Agree with the doctor who commented on $. Nioxin is basically a super weak "knock off" for rogaine (minoxidil) type medicine. If you have hair loss best to make sure no thyroid or anemia issues (or many other derm issues). If really a problem & want a product, discuss something more "proven" to invest your efforts. (for ex: rogaine (minoxidil), but not for pregnant women.). ...Read more

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What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

What is reproductive health vsobstetrics and gynecology ?

Specialist training: Reproductive health is reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei). Rei mds are sub-specialists: we train in obstetrics and gynecology (ob/gyn) then do advanced study of male & female hormonal conditions (endocrinology) and infertility testing and treatment including ivf. Rei should be board-certified, except a few older docs. Ob/gyns offer prenatal care, delivery, gynecologic care & surgery. ...Read more

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How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

Avoid STDs: Main thing is to use proper protection (condoms) to avoid infections. Also, avoid testosterone supplements which can shut down your sperm production. ...Read more

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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read more

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Is taking testerone good for womens sex drive in their 40's?

Is taking testerone good for womens sex drive in their 40's?

Yes, but............: In the us, only formulations of conjugated estrogen with Methyltestosterone are available. My personal studies suggest that some women will experience an atherogenic profile taking these. Doctors can have dermal gels or ointments compounded that are inexpensive and these, if monitored, can be used safely. It is important to measure pre- and post- levels in a female to see if they are needed! ...Read more

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How does smoking affect a women's fertility?

How does smoking affect a women's fertility?

Decreases fertility: Smoking is particularly harmful to fertility; women who smoke have been shown to go through menopause earlier in life, and to have less success with infertility treatments. Smokers underoing in vitro fertilization are half as likely to conceive as similar age women who do not smoke. The other chemicals in the cigarettes are damaging to the eggs which increases the risk of infertility. ...Read more

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Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Home health care: should firehouses become community health clinics?

Dnt think so: Firehoues lack the proper facilities to reeve healthcare needs. A better choice would be small community clinics which were purpose-built. ...Read more

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Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

Does adolescent health affect reproductive health later in the future?

It may: Your typical adolescent may engage in sexual activities that can lead to STI's.Some of these can be asymptomatic during their infectious process and without early recognition and treatment may cause permanent damage to the Fallopian tubes.If so, the girl is at later risk of a dangerous tubal pregnancy or infertility. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more