Nine Celebrities Talk About Uterine Fibroids

USA Fibroid Centers Ambassador and TV Reality Actor Cynthia Bailey was one of nine celebrities featured in Glamour Magazine. When stars like Cynthia Bailey, Beverly Johnson, and Sharon Stone lead the fibroid discussion, it destigmatizes the topic and highlights the prevalence of uterine fibroids. Fibroids are so common that an estimated 70-80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids by age 50. Fibroids are benign tumors that develop within or on the muscular uterine wall.

Glamour Magazine says:

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey discovered she had fibroids during her pregnancy in 2000. Initially, her only symptom was heavy bleeding during her period, which she felt was manageable. But her fibroid symptoms— including pelvic pain and pressure, painful sex, and frequent urination—progressively got worse. She also had symptoms of anemia, including non-food cravings for things like ice and chalk. She eventually underwent a uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive procedure in which tiny particles are injected into the blood vessels that feed fibroids causing them to shrink. “I feel like the light came back on inside of me,” Bailey said.

Celebrities like Cynthia Bailey are helping to highlight the impact of fibroids. Their transparency inspires other women to seek information and medical treatment.

If you think you may have uterine fibroids schedule a consultation with one of the knowledgeable fibroid specialists at USA Fibroid Centers to receive professional advice and treatment options.

Read more at Glamour Magazine.