What are fibroids?
Often referred to as uterine fibroids, these non-cancerous growths can develop on the inside and outside of a women’s uterus. They develop from normal uterus muscle cells that grow abnormally to form benign tumors. At present, no one really understands what causes fibroids to grow, but their growth is linked to estrogen. A woman can develop fibroids after puberty has passed, but fibroids generally affect more women after the age of 30. Fibroids begin to shrink after menopause as the estrogen levels fall.
What food should I eat the morning of my glucola appointment?
You can eat regularly throughout the day. However, avoid anything high in sugar and carbs for 1-2 hours prior to your appointment.
Why wasn’t I told there would be additional charges?
A physician’s primary objective is to provide their patients with quality healthcare. This may mean that they request additional tests or labs be performed to help diagnose or treat a condition or symptom. While we do make attempts to educate and prepare patients for financial impacts from their care, it is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to ask questions and understand their insurance benefits. If at any time a physician is recommending an additional test or service, the patient has the right to ask questions and decide if they can afford the cost and make arrangements before the service is rendered.
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