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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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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6 Signs that You May Have an Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most widespread nutritional deficiency in the U.S. You may be at elevated risk for an iron deficiency if you: Are a woman Are vegetarian or vegan Have an underactive thyroid Are pregnant Have celiac disease Have inflammatory bowel disease Make sure you know the signs of an iron deficiency; if left …

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