Are you suffering from uterine fibroids? This condition affects millions of women of child bearing age every year. Although benign, fibroids present many painful symptoms, and if left untreated can lead to serious complications.
Below we highlight some stories on celebrities who have battled fibroids in hopes their stories will provide hope and encourage women to get checked for fibroids.
The first African American model to feature on the cover of Vogue Magazine, this famous celebrity was battling through uterine fibroids in the 1980s, when the most common treatment option available for fibroids was hysterectomy. A hysterectomy procedure for fibroids pushed Beverly in to early menopause and presented its own problems. Johnson says,
“I wish I had been braver and smarter when it came to dealing with fibroids. There are other options out there for women, she stresses. It is important to investigate them.”
This Real Housewife of New York City and Skinny Girl Empire magnate has suffered with uterine fibroids. She even cites her condition as the cause of her 2012 miscarriage. After suffering with pain and bleeding for months, Frankell finally underwent treatment this summer.
“ I had lost 10% of my blood, my uterus had doubled in size: and my fibroids had grown larger.” She explained in a recent People Magazine interview.
Rapper, Eve, was going through fertility treatment when she realized her horrible pain was likely related to fibroids. She was informed by her health specialist that her challenges were due to uterine fibroids.
A Hollywood icon, the actress came public about how she was initially misdiagnosed that resulted in an incorrect procedure. After the pain worsening she received a second diagnosed and found a large fibroid tumor.
ET Online reported she said:
“Ladies in particular: Don’t get blown off,” she continued. “GET A SECOND OPINION. It can save your life.”
Political Figure with Fibroids
Besides these famous women, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice underwent Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) at Georgetown University Hospital in 2004.
If you are suffering from painful and prolonged menstrual periods that may continue for more than a week, frequent urination, pelvic pain and pressure, pain during sexual intercourse or fatigue and tiredness caused by Anemia (iron deficiency) due to heavy and prolonged menstrual flow don’t feel you are alone.
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