Kristamarie Collman, MD, had long had heavy menstrual periods. But 4 years ago, she started to notice other things that seemed off. She felt unusual pressure in her lower abdomen. She was going to the bathroom more often. The ab exercises that were part of her fitness routine had become harder to do. The combination of symptoms prompted Collman, who is a family doctor in Orlando, to see her doctor. 

The diagnosis: uterine fibroids. These are tumors in the uterus that are almost always not cancer. Uterine fibroids are very common. Experts estimate that up to 80% of women develop them…


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