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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.
Uterine fibroids are a very common women’s health topic that is typically not a cause for worry. Uterine fibroids are benign lumps of tissue and muscle that form in and around the uterus. The most common symptoms include heavy bleeding and abdominal pain.
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.
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.
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.