Before my fibroid diagnosis this year, I had never heard of leiomyomas (another name for uterine fibroids). This is quite astonishing considering 80 percent or more of people with uteruses will develop the noncancerous growths, with Black people being three times more likely to develop fibroids. There's been little research on the cause of the condition and a cure hasn't been found.
Although I was only diagnosed with a fibroid this summer, the benign muscle tumor had been growing in my uterus unbeknown to me for three years. I'd been suffering from fibroid symptoms the entire time, including heavy and long menstrual bleeding, painful cramping, unbearable bloating, a protruding belly and uncomfortable pressure.
Unfortunately for me and many others, my health insurance won't pay for a laparoscopic myomectomy, as they don't consider the surgery to be medically necessary. So I rely on a slew of products to make myself more comfortable and treat my fibroid naturally.
Problem: Lengthy menstruation
Many people with fibroids have excessive menstrual bleeding. "Heavy menstrual flow from fibroids can result in frequent sanitary pad or tampon changes. Prolonged skin contact with disposable sanitary