Uterine Fibroids has become one of the leading causes of infertility amongst African American women in the United States. While uterine fibroids is not life threatening, the non-cancerous growth tends to appear during child-bearing years. The fibroid masses can range from the size of a grape to that of a cantaloupe. Some of the more common symptoms include: severe pain, excessive bleeding during a woman's menstrual cycle, and an increase in abdominal girth. More severe cases of uterine fibroids may lead to a total hysterectomy.
While information regarding fibroids is often, not widely shared, here are some articles that bring insight to uterine fibroids.