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The Truth About Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are all too common, especially in the African American community. One of the most common signs of uterine fibroids is abnormal bleeding or the passing of clots. Many women are terrified when they see that their bleeding just doesn’t seem to stop. The visual symptoms can seem very scary. The bleeding if not controlled or stopped will cause the body to lose iron and this will lead to anemia which can be significant.

Submucosal fibroids grow just below the lining of the uterus. Because of their proximity to the uterus lining, they affect the blood vessels in the lining, which leads to heavy or prolonged bleeding.

There is another type of fibroid that is extremely common in women. This fibroid is known as an intramural fibroid and it develops within the muscular walls of the uterus. This is another culprit for heavy, prolonged bleeding. Excessive bleeding can be dangerous, inconvenient, and in some cases, can be very embarrassing.

Women often deal with excessive bleeding in various ways. Some change sanitary pads or tampons very frequently while others wear adult diapers. Getting a peaceful night’s sleep can be impossible since they need to constantly wake up to change their pads or risk soiling their bedsheets. Social events also become a nightmare since they have to constantly be conscious of the bleeding.

So how can you deal with the excessive bleeding? Many women have used natural remedies to treat fibroids including herbs such as garlic, yarrow, Echinacea, and cinnamon to treat the heavy bleeding and shrink the fibroids. Many women also consider surgical procedures like hysterectomy or uterine fibroid embolization.

Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and to discuss what treatment option may be best for you.

Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…

Dr. Drai

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Dr. Draion M. Burch, DO (Dr. Drai) – a highly respected, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist – is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, consultant, and go-to media expert on women’s health and transgender health issues. He travels the country to meet with women one-on-one and in groups to provide and instruct on healthcare. Although Dr. Drai may be requested to spread his medical expertise to all four corners of the U.S., he always makes time to genuinely help those in need. As a pragmatic physician who offers endless charisma, high energy, and a larger-than-life personality, his “bedside manner” makes it obvious why his patients have named Dr. Drai “America’s OBGYN.” Dr. Drai is the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com, where he discusses actionable ideas and real-world strategies to help women take control of their health. As an openly gay gynecologist he has patients flocking to him and his website for not only his medical expertise, but because of the security they feel in the way he cares for, relates to, and teaches women about subjects ranging from embarrassing vaginal care to serious sexual assault. His mission: Real medical advice, simplified. Dr. Drai takes his unique brand to the camera on his YouTube channel to spill his popular “Medical T” (TIPS) helping his self-titled #Preggos, #GYNEGirls and #GENTs pursue a healthier life. Dr. Drai’s on-point advice on off-the-wall questions about sexual health issues has many calling him a “sexpert.” Dr. Drai earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

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