Fibroids

Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

By NWHN Contributor | Feb 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Treating Fibroids and Endometriosis with Hormone-lowering Medications

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

Should I Worry About Taking Ella Because the FDA Deemed Esmya Unsafe?

By NWHN Staff | Aug 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Should I Worry About Taking Ella Because the FDA Deemed Esmya Unsafe?

The NWHN continues to endorse ella as an option for emergency contraception. However, we believe that the FDA made the right decision to say no to Esmya.

Fibroids

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the size or shape of the uterus.

Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

Do I need to have my ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer?

Is Lupron a Safe Treatment Option for Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Lupron a Safe Treatment Option for Fibroids?

Lupron is the most frequently prescribed medication to treat women with uterine fibroids; however, evidence shows the use of Lupron comes with serious risks. Lupron reduces the amount of estrogen women produce by shutting down the pituitary gland to shrink fibroids, which can result in symptoms of early menopausal onset.

What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Sep 30, 2016 | Comments Off on What Options Do I Have to Shrink My Fibroids?

Muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, called “fibroids,” are extremely common; about 30 percent of women experience fibroids by age 35, and about 70-80 of women have fibroids by age 50.

Is Getting a Hysterectomy My Only Option for Treating Fibroids?

By Shaniqua Seth | Jul 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Is Getting a Hysterectomy My Only Option for Treating Fibroids?

Fibroids, or muscular tumors that grow in the uterine wall, are extremely common. Not all fibroids have to be removed and a hysterectomy is not your only option for treating them.

Women and Fibroids: Making the Best Decisions

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Women and Fibroids: Making the Best Decisions

Uterine fibroids are an extremely common, but not very well-understood, women’s health topic. When a woman is told that she has fibroids, her first question is usually “What do I do?”

Pelvic Pain That Won’t Go Away

By NWHN Staff | Jul 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Pelvic Pain That Won’t Go Away

Are you experiencing pelvic pain that just won’t go away? Pelvic pain is just one of many symptoms women may experience when diagnosed with uterine fibroids also known as “leiomyoma” or “myoma”. Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids can range in size from seedlings, undetectable to the eye, to a bulky mass the size of a grapefruit.

Hysterectomy

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Hysterectomy

A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. It may be done for a variety of reasons: Uterine fibroids, bleeding, Uterine prolapse and Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries.