Did you hear the “F” word on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”?

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!

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Would somebody tell me how much these dang fibroid tumors weigh?

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2 Responses to “Did you hear the “F” word on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”?”

  1. fibroid free Says:

    isnt it amazing how many women dont know about fibroids…?? glad you were watching…The F word…too funny !!!

  2. EclecticGeek Says:

    I think a lot of women feel they just have “bad periods”. In my family, I am a third generation fibroid survivor. The only good thing about that is once my periods became crazy, I knew I had fibroids even before an ultrasound could detect them.

    I guess because it has always been in the back of my mind, I also thought other women would know about it. I’m really, really hoping more women will ask questions and find out information.

    Sometimes I feel as though the word is treated like a curse word. Like you aren’t supposed to mention it or ask about. It’s got to be one of the biggest medical secrets out there today. I’m so happy that I heard it on Oprah.


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