Heavy Periods: Is It Uterine Fibroids?
Heavy menstrual bleeding is very common and is usually not a cause for concern. In fact, according to the CDC, Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) is one of the most common problems women report to their doctors. It affects more than 10 million American women each year. This means that about one out of every five women has it. However, there is a more serious condition called Uterine Fibroids that could be causing it. Keep reading to learn more about Uterine Fibroids, the signs and symptoms, and how to get started in a Uterine Fibroids clinical study.
Heavy Periods vs Uterine Fibroids
The Office on Women’s Health states that Uterine Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with. Some have pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Treatment depends on your symptoms and will determine the course of action your medical team takes.
Interestingly, most Uterine Fibroids do not cause symptoms. They are usually found during a routine pelvic exam, which makes it important for women to keep up with their yearly doctor visit. However, some women may experience:
- Complications during pregnancy and labor
- Enlargement of the lower abdomen
- A feeling of fullness in the pelvic area
- Frequent urination
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Lower back pain
- Pain during sex
- Painful periods
The good news about this condition is that it is treatable, and treatment includes medications and surgical removal. If you do not have symptoms, you may not even need treatment. Things to consider with your doctor about treatment are whether you may want to become pregnant in the future, if you are suffering from symptoms, the size of the fibroids, or how close to menopause you are. These factors can help the doctor figure out the best course for treatment.
Uterine Fibroids Clinical Study
There are new and emerging treatments are happening now. If you already suffer from these fibroids and are looking for a new way to treat them, a Uterine Fibroids Clinical Study may be perfect for you.
Some benefits of a Uterine Fibroids Clinical Study include:
- Guaranteed compensation of up to $1,475
- Complimentary consultation and health exam
- Complimentary comprehensive lab reports
- Complimentary study-related medicines
- Complimentary transportation or travel reimbursement
- FDA-approved peace of mind
- HIPAA-compliant with full confidentiality
- Meets all industry safety guidelines
- Governed & monitored by a central ethics committee
If you are interested in learning about new ways to treat your condition, click here to fill out our form. Vegas Study Clinical Research has extensive experience conducting Phase II through IV clinical trials with many leading pharmaceutical companies. Every member of the team offers a wealth of experience, a caring personality, and a commitment to ably serving the pharmaceutical industry, the community, and its patients—and we’re ready for you.