What could possibly cause such a horrible period?

That’s an important question to get answered.

When you know the source–the root cause of your heavy periods–you can confidently choose a treatment pathway that supports you.

Things can be scary when you're in the dark

When it’s not just a period

Despite all the pain and suffering it causes, you’ll be relieved to know that Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is rarely a sign of cancer for premenopausal women.1

These are the most common causes of AUB in women of reproductive age:

Learn about the minimally invasive, safe and effective treatment of AUB-E

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are dense growths and can be within the walls of the uterus, outside the uterine cavity, or protrude into the uterine cavity. They are muscle and fibrous connective tissue and are generally smooth and rounded in appearance.

By age 50, more than 80% of Black women and nearly 70% of White women will experience fibroids.1

You may have a single fibroid that is tiny and have no symptoms. Or you may have a big fibroid that is larger than your actual uterus and have pain in your back and legs. You can even have clusters of them.

And they’re not soft. They can be hard like a baseball or golf ball. Consider the size of your uterus (approximately 3” x 2” x 1”) and its location (nested next to your colon and intestines and on top of your bladder) and now you can imagine how fibroids cause so many problems.

Those intense cramps and aches are not your imagination.

Types of fibroids

Signs and symptoms of fibroids

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Menstrual periods lasting more than a week

Pelvic pressure or pain

Frequent urination

Difficulty emptying the bladder

Constipation

Backache or leg pains

Infertility

Frequent, unpredictable periods

According to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:2

Women wait an average of 3.6 years before seeking treatment for fibroids

41%

saw 2 or more healthcare providers for diagnosis

28%

reported missing work due to symptoms

24%

believed symptoms hindered their career

Women expressed a desire for:

treatments that do not involve invasive surgery

79%

treatments that preserve the uterus

51%

treatments that preserve fertility

43%

(under 40 years of age)

Good news. Living fibroid-free is no fantasy.

A breakthrough in the treatment of fibroids.

Polyps can be removed using fast, safe, minimally-invasive, in-office treatments

You deserve to be heard

A consultation with a gynecologist who understands AUB is what you need and deserve.

  1. Eltoukhi HM, Modi MN, Weston M, Armstrong AY, Stewart EA. The health disparities of uterine fibroid tumors for African American women: a public health issue. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014;210(3):194-199. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.08.008.
  2. Borah BJ, Nicholson WK, Bradley L, Stewart EA. The impact of uterine leiomyomas: a national survey of affected women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;209(4):319.e1-319.e20. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.07.017.
  3. Mayo Clinic Uterine Polyps Webpage. Updated 1998. Accessed June 2022. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-polyps/ symptoms-causes/syc-20378709.

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