Not just once. Gasp! I actually think I heard it twice.
Watched the “Dr. Oz Answers Your Most Embarrassing Questions” show on Monday. In an effort to get answers to the health questions people are afraid to ask, Oprah spoke with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Lisa Masterson. The geek in me was thrilled.
I was particularly interested in the segment with Dr. Masterson (the OB/GYN). Menstrual mysteries. Do I hear Twilight Zone music in the background? There were a couple of women describing symptoms and I immediately thought… FIBROIDS. Here are a couple of questions:
Why do I have such a heavy flow?
A heavy flow can be a marker of uterine fibroids…
Wow. The “F” word. On Oprah.
Is it healthy to have menstrual clotting?
… clots point to the existence of fibroids…
There’s that word again. Could this mean that fibroids will finally get some attention? Maybe a few research dollars? Or at the very least, better information so women can stop living in fear and confusion? This is definitely a step in the right direction. Thank you Ms. Winfrey!
Uterine fibroid symptoms (not my idea of fun)
Uterine fibroid tumors and anemia?
What are uterine fibroid tumors?
Can I pass a uterine fibroid?
Psst… Where can I find pictures of fibroid tumors?
Would somebody tell me how much these dang fibroid tumors weigh?