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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Menopause and Fibroids-What is the connection?

The question comes to mind of what does menopause have to do with fibroids? Here is a short definition of what fibroids are. Uterine Fibroids are a solid muscle tissue that grows in the uterus. There are three names they are known of:

•Fibroid tumors
•Myomas
•Leiomyomas

To know what causes uterine fibroids are unknown, but there is one major part in the growth of fibroids is that estrogens especially estradiol which promotes growth.

When your menopause is coming to an end or should I say after menopause fibroids disappear. Because estrogen levels can rise during the early menopausal years, previously asymptomatic fibroids may grow in the years just before the cessation of menses.

This is resulting in symptoms with feelings of heaviness in the stomach area (belly), lower back pain, pain with vaginal penetration, incontinence, problems with bowel movements or severe menstrual pain and flooding.

Something else to know about fibroids:


Fibroids are the number one reason American women have hysterectomies.
Women of color are three to nine times more likely to have fibroids than white women, and theirs will more quickly.

Additional information on menopause and fibroids can be found here.

Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcomed. Post them below this post.

Thank you for reading and visiting.

Ann Moses

Disclaimer: The purpose of the information, benefits and solutions is for informational purposes ONLY. I am not a medical professional to advise you on treatments or cures of any type. The views are based on personal experience and product use. Every woman and man will have different and unique experiences. It is always recommended that you consult your medical health care provider for the best solutions for your needs.

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