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Experiencing Uterine Fibroids?

If heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, and pelvic or lower back pain during your menstrual cycle sound familiar to you, there’s a chance that you may have uterine fibroids, a series of noncancerous growths that develop in the wall of your uterus.

Research shows that up to 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids in their lifetime; with 1 in 4 women developing symptoms severe enough to require treatment.¹

Check out the below for information about a study available.

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Accidents during your cycle can be embarrassing.

If your heavy periods due to uterine fibroids leave you feeling uncomfortable and frustrated, you may want to consider participating in the My Fibroid Study. This clinical research study is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may safely and effectively reduce bleeding during your period.

You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Are premenopausal, 18-51 years old
  • Have heavy periods
  • Have uterine fibroids*
  • Have monthly periods

*A previous diagnosis of uterine fibroids is not required to qualify for the study.
Choosing to participate in a clinical research study is a very personal decision. However, if you do decide to participate and qualify for the My Fibroid Study you will receive all study-related care at no charge, including:

  • Regular doctor visits
  • Study medication
  • Feminine hygiene products for use during your periods

For more information and to see if you qualify, visit MyFibroidStudy.com, call 844-67-STUDY or text WOMAN2 to 87888.

In addition to participating in a research study you can take steps towards living a healthier life. This includes staying positive and determined, communicating about your health with a doctor or with your peers, educating yourself through trustworthy sources, engaging in regular exercise and changing your diet.

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This post is sponsored by My Fibroid Study.

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[1] Office on Women’s Health: Uterine fibroids fact sheet January 2015. Available online: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html. Accessed: October 20, 2016.

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Ben Butler

One of my very good female friends has fibroids, and they hurt her so much. I’ll have to send this to her.

Catherine Sargent
Catherine Sargent

I don’t have this issue, but one of my friends does. I will make sure I share this with her. Thanks for sharing this post with us.

Kelly Hutchinson
Kelly Hutchinson

Thankfully, I do not have this issue. I did have a friend who did and her periods were awful.

Pam W
Pam W

Uterine fibroids run in my family. Thanks for sharing this post.

meagan goepferich
meagan goepferich

Uterine fibroids are no fun. They are so painful.

Rachel Zampanti Langer
Rachel Zampanti Langer

I wonder if I do! I will check this study out. Thank you!

Marcie W.
Marcie W.

I have suffered with heavy periods for years and would be willing to bet uterine fibroids are to blame. I think it’s great that they are trying to learn more by studying this issue.

Kristi Nelson Renner
Kristi Nelson Renner

So many things change with age, I bet a lot of women have these and don’t even know it.

Liz Mays

You definitely have to watch out for uterine fibroids. This study could end up helping people!

RachelFerrucci
RachelFerrucci

We really need these conversations for women because we need to be in the know. So many changes hapen as we get older and it’s all important to know

Toni Dash
Toni Dash

It’s great to know more about uterine fibroid! It’s very important that we know the symptoms. Thank you so much for sharing this!

Mistee Dawn
Mistee Dawn

I definitely have the symptoms. I had no idea it could mean something. Thanks for the info.

Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

Really interesting I’ve never heard much about this before, so this is great to know as a just in case. I wouldn’t even know the symptoms had it not been for this!

Joyce Brewer

I had uterine fibroid surgery a few years before we had our son. It provided me with a lot of relied from heavy, painful periods.

Ann Bacciaglia
Ann Bacciaglia

My Doctor just did some tests to see if I had uterine fibroids. So many women suffer from them. I was lucky and do not have them. This is a great post.

Amanda Love
Amanda Love

This is very interesting information. Thanks for the reminder, I definitely should have myself and my daughter checked for this as soon as possible. Just to be safe.

Crystal
Crystal

I had no idea the problem was so common. Glad to know there’s research being done to help those who suffer.

Tonia Sanders

This is very interesting. I didn’t know anything about it. I’ll have to share with friends just in case they don’t know either. Women’s health is so important.

Brianne Manz
Brianne Manz

My SIL suffered from this so bad and I didn’t know much about it. This is a great post as I think it needs to be discussed more!

Amy Desrosiers
Amy Desrosiers

I feel like I could have them. I do get tons of cramps, pain, and overall discomfort!

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[…] “Uterine fibroids is one of the most prevalent—and little discussed—chronic health challenges that women face, especially women of color,” said Responsum Health Founder and CEO Andrew Rosenberg. “We are excited to be partnering with The White Dress Project and CARE About Fibroids, with support from AbbVie, to bring women a state-of-the-art app to help them better understand their fibroid treatment options; develop strategies to improve their health and quality of life; and find community among others who are facing the same challenge.” […]

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