Black Women : fibroid tumors??

Discussion in 'Black Women - Mothers - Sisters - Daughters' started by Peachislove, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Peachislove

    Peachislove Member MEMBER

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    i am only 21 years old and told that i have fibroid tumors.....they never explained it to me, never explained where they come from, all the doctor said was ITS COMMON IN BLACK WOMEN! Women who know about this please help me to really understand this.

    Thank You so much!:injured:
     
  2. BlackMamba

    BlackMamba Active Member MEMBER

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    http://www.news-medical.net/?id=2123
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1077/is_n5_v53/ai_20380701
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/345522/exercise_to_be_fibroid_free.html

    They SAY that its common in black women. Granted, it runs in my family. My mom just had an hysterectomy, due to the size of hers. When they finally took it out, it was the size of an 8 pound baby. I have annual visits with my doctor to confirm that I dont have any malignant growths.

    I hope those articles give you what you're looking for.
     
  3. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    I've never had them. Thank God. But, I have friends and family who have.

    I hope that's been corrected and you're better now.




    Our gynecological health is so important!


    Ladies, make sure you get annual Pap Smears and exams done!

    Keep up with it.

    And, if you're over 40, it's also time for a Mammogram!
     
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