‘RHOA’ Star Kenya Moore Says Her Uterine Fibroids Led to Her 3-Hour C-Section

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore shared with fans in late October that her daughter Brooklyn would have to be delivered early due to preeclampsia, a condition that causes high blood pressure in pregnancy. Now, Moore revealed in a new interview that her delivery wasn’t easy either. Moore, 47, told People that she had to have a three-hour emergency …

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FKA Twigs Opens Up About Surgery To Remove 6 Tumors From Her Uterus

FKA twigs has been fairly absent from the limelight since her big project with Nike last year, and today she opened up about where she’s been. The British singer and dancer, whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett, announced on Instagram that she had been dealing with painful uterine fibroid tumors and had undergone surgery in December to …

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4 Celebrities Open Up About Battling Uterine Fibroids

Just last month, FKA Twigs revealed to her Instagram followers the decision to remove six fibroid tumours from her uterus last year. In serious cases, the tumours grow up to the size of “2 cooking apples 🍎 🍎, 3 kiwis 🥝 🥝 🥝 and a couple of 🍓🍓 [strawberries]”, FKA Twigs shared. “A fruit bowl of pain everyday,” she wrote in her Instagram post. “The nurse …

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8 Health Conditions That Disproportionately Affect Black Women

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your physical and mental health. Here are eight health conditions black women should be especially aware of, plus how to best prevent them. Heart Disease, stroke, and diabetes These conditions often occur together or exacerbate each other, and they’re striking black women hard. Around 7.6 percent of …

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It’s Time To Call the Gynecologist

If you’re having pelvic pains and skipped periods, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Your body could be trying to tell you something Here are some potentially serious signs that call for a visit to your doctor, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Problem periods/missed periods. It’s important to …

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The Dangers of Having Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are growths that attach to the uterus. Many women get them, and fewer than one in one hundred fibroids become cancerous. Still, uterine fibroids can cause other difficulties, such as discomfort, heavy bleeding and fertility problems. “Each fibroid apparently arises from a single cell that has escaped the usual controls over growth,” explained …

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3 Common Vaginal Issues & How to Deal with Them

3 Common Vaginal Issues & How to Deal with Them  Vaginitis What is it? Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that usually results in discharge, itching and pain. You might be prone to vaginitis if you recently stopped using antibiotics, if you suffer from diabetes, or your hormone levels are fluctuating. Hormone level flux is …

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What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids (or uterine myoma) are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that are common during menstrual cycles and childbearing years. What should you know about uterine fibroids? Fibroids are a common condition in women between 30 to 50 years of age. Studies report that 20% -80% of women develop fibroids by the age of 50. …

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Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: What You Should Know

It is common for women to experience abnormal vaginal bleeding at some point in their lives. Vaginal bleeding is abnormal when: You are not expecting your period The menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than usual Before age 9, when you are pregnant, or after menopause Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be caused by a variety of …

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