It is always advised to make sure you go to a full body medical check up twice a year, and for women that includes a gynaecologist. The White Dress Project in association with the Fibroids Treatment Clinic hosted an evening on the 24 May 2018 in Cape Town where the empowered and educated women on this prevalent condition.
Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas), are benign (non-cancerous) tumours, that can be found in the smooth muscle layer (myometrium) of 20 to 40 percent of women aged 35 and older.
These symptoms are:
– Heavy periods
– Painful periods
– Issues with urinary frequency and retention
– Fertility and pregnancy problems
– Abdominal discomfort and bloating