Recently I listened to a podcast that mentioned an interesting fact: many women crave chewing ice or clay, and it seems unusual and odd. However, it’s a pretty common fact when it comes to uterine fibroids. Doctors have a reasonable explanation for this behavior: chewing ice, clay, dirt or chalk is a common symptom of … Read moreFibroid Symptoms: Why Do Some Women Chew Ice, Clay, Dirt Or Chalk?
“Dr L I’m 42 and have noticed my periods have been getting progressively heavier over the past six months. My primary care physician did some tests on me and said I wasn’t anemic and not to worry about it but I know this is a sudden change and I know this isn’t my usual period. … Read moreAsk Dr. John Lipman: Why Do Fibroids Cause Heavy Bleeding?
The most common reason why a woman has heavy menstrual bleeding is uterine fibroids. A lot of my patients know they bleed very heavy each month, but feel that because that’s gone on awhile that it’s just “normal” for them. This is one of many factors that lead to a delay in diagnosis and subsequent … Read moreYour Pictorial Blood Loss Assessment Chart: Know Your PBAC Score
Question: I’m 41 years old and had a robotic myomectomy 4 years ago for fibroids, but my fibroids have come back. My Gynecologist is pushing hysterectomy, but said she’d do a myomectomy if I really preferred going that route since I might still want a child. She didn’t mention Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). Am I … Read moreAsk Dr. John Lipman: Unnecessary Hysterectomy – Why Does My OB Push Hysterectomy without Mentioning UFE?