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By the age of 50, 70% of white women and 80% of Black women are diagnosed with uterine fibroids.

Yet, many women might not even know they have them or suffer in silence if they do. As a society, we do not talk about our periods enough. At HerMD, we cannot stop talking about them. We aim to destigmatize language around periods so that women feel empowered to identify where their health experiences are “normal” or may be cause for concern.

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are typically benign tumors that grow in and around a women’s uterus that can cause a number of health issues like menstrual bleeding, severe cramps, painful sex, anemia, bladder issues, and infertility. They can grow from the size of an apple seed (.5 cm) to larger than a watermelon (40 cm+). The symptoms can vary depending on the location they’re growing within the uterus.

How are fibroids treated? 

Many women are told that hysterectomy is the only option to treat fibroids. This is not true. While this might be a viable option for some women, The Sonata® Treatment offers an incision-free alternative that is changing women’s lives.

How does the Sonata Treatment work?

The Sonata® Treatment is an incision-free treatment option for women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Using an intrauterine ultrasound device to locate and target individual fibroids, radiofrequency energy is delivered directly to the fibroid to reduce their size and ease symptoms. The Sonata System is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States.

If you would like to book a consultation to learn more about the sonata treatment option to see if it is a good choice for you, schedule an appointment here.

Listen to our HERvoice episode with Tanika Gray Valbrun, founder of The White Dress Project to learn more about the impact of fibroids.

Caro Carmichael

Caro is the Director of Content and Partnerships for HerMD and has spent the majority of her career in the digital marketing space collaborating with small, agile teams in fast-paced working environments.

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