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As Maxine Rooks and her daughter, Erica Rooks-Daughtry, learned, uterine fibroids often run in families.
Based at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, Louisiana, Veronica Gillispie-Bell, MD, MS, cares for many patients with uterine fibroids.
Treatment is not usually recommended for women with fibroids who lack symptoms. But for those who do, a number of choices are available.
After being rushed to the hospital with severe blood loss, I learned I had uterine fibroids. The problem ran in my family. I got treatment.
My fibroids caused severe anemia, and I needed a blood transfusion. But I’ve learned to manage the condition and advocate for care I need.
Most doctors decide how to manage this condition by considering the severity of symptoms and their effects on a woman’s quality of life.
After living with the pain of fibroids for 17 years, treating them was the best gift I could give myself.
Second of a two-part series about incarceration and health
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What’s more, Black women are more than twice as likely to die from the condition than their white counterparts.
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