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I Have Heavy Bleeding and Urinary Incontinence: Does That Mean I Have a Fibroid? Feb 9th, 2024

If you've found yourself dealing with heavy menstrual bleeding and unexpected urinary incontinence, you might wonder what’s causing your symptoms. While various factors can contribute to both of these issues, uterine fibroids could also be a culprit.  The only way to know for sure what’s causing your heavy bleeding and...

4 Subtle Signs of Uterine Fibroids Jan 9th, 2024

As many as 80% of women develop fibroids before they reach age 50, but not all women realize they have one. That’s because uterine fibroids can cause intense pain and heavy periods, but for some women, fibroids may cause symptoms that are easy to overlook or confuse for symptoms of...

Can Fibroids Cause Constipation? Dec 3rd, 2023

Uterine fibroids are well-known for their ability to cause heavy bleeding and painful menstrual cycles, but their symptoms don’t stop there. If you have fibroids, you might wonder if they’re also causing your constipation. While there are many causes of constipation (including diet and hydration levels), the answer is that,...

Do Fibroids Run in Families? Nov 12th, 2023

Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths that form in your uterus, are a common concern for many women. These growths can vary in size and number, and they often develop during your childbearing years. They can cause pain and heavy periods, and can even impact your fertility.  If you or a family...

An In-Depth Look at the Different Types of Fibroids Oct 4th, 2023

Uterine fibroids are a common health issue that affects many women during their reproductive years. These noncancerous growths in the uterus can cause a range of symptoms, including heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and discomfort.  Our team at Fresno Fibroid Center are experts at treating fibroids, but the first step...

5 Symptoms of Fibroids and Available Treatments Sep 6th, 2023

Fibroids primarily develop during a woman’s reproductive years, when estrogen levels are at their highest. Approximately 30% of women get fibroids before age 35, and 20 to 80% by age 50.  While fibroids go unnoticed by many women, they often cause ongoing pain. Our expert team, can treat your painful fibroids here...

Do Fibroids Resolve On Their Own? Aug 1st, 2023

If you have symptomatic fibroids, you’re no stranger to the pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and discomfort that they cause, and if you have asymptomatic fibroids, you may wonder when (or if) you’ll experience those symptoms.  Regardless of what types of symptoms you have (or don’t have), you may wonder if those fibroids...

I Have Fibroids — Can I Still Get Pregnant? Jul 13th, 2023

Dealing with uterine fibroids can be challenging for many women, especially when they start thinking about starting a family. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus and can vary in size and location. They’re notorious for causing heavy periods and abdominal pain, but can they impact your ability to conceive? It’s...

Hysterectomy vs. Fibroid Embolization: Which Is Right for Me? Jun 6th, 2023

If you're dealing with symptomatic uterine fibroids, you may be considering treatment options to find relief and improve your quality of life. Two commonly discussed approaches are hysterectomy and fibroid embolization.  Here in Fresno, California, our team at Fresno Fibroid Center offers treatment with uterine fibroid embolization (or UFE) -...

What to Expect After Your Uterine Fibroid Diagnosis May 17th, 2023

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus, and they are relatively common. It's estimated that up to 80% of women will have uterine fibroids by the age of 50.  If you've recently been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you may be feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to expect next. While...

6 Common Signs of Adenomyosis Apr 12th, 2023

Heavy periods are often the result of uterine fibroids, but they can also be the result of adenomyosis. Adenomyosis happens when tissue similar to your endometrium (the lining of your uterus) grows into the muscle wall of your uterus. In fact, the two conditions share many symptoms. Whether your symptoms...

How to Know Which Type of Fibroids You Have Mar 14th, 2023

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that form in your uterus, but the symptoms you experience depend on the type and location of your fibroids. Here in Fresno, California, our team at Fresno Fibroid Center offers the most successful treatment plans that take into account all aspects of your fibroids, including...

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids Other Than Heavy Periods Feb 19th, 2023

Heavy periods are nothing short of a nuisance. They can contribute to fatigue, increase your risk of anemia, cause painful periods, and limit your ability to engage in your favorite athletic activities. Heavy periods are often the result of uterine fibroids, but unfortunately, it’s not the only symptom.  Here in Fresno,...

Why You Should Never Ignore Heavy Periods Jan 9th, 2023

Heavy periods affect nearly 10 million American women each year. That’s the equivalent of 1 in every 5 women who deal with heavy and painful periods. There are many reasons why a period might be heavy, including uterine fibroids. Drs. Pruett, Tower, Ng, and Balfour, and our team at Fresno Fibroid Center understand the complex link between...

Understanding Uterine Fibroid Embolization Dec 14th, 2022

Uterine fibroids go by many names: leiomyomas, myomas, or simply fibroids. Regardless of what you call them, these growths in the uterus can cause a plethora of uncomfortable and downright annoying symptoms.  Fibroids are notorious for causing heavy periods (and the fatigue that accompanies heavy periods), but they also cause pelvic pain,...

Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Nov 29th, 2022

Pelvic pain can refer to any type of pain in your pelvis, which is located right below your abdomen. This type of pain can feel dull and ongoing or sharp and acute. Because there are so many organs, nerves, and structures in your pelvis, pelvic pain can be caused by...