Andrea explains how she knew she had a medical problem before her uterine fibroid diagnosis.
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I was able to feel a hard mass really taking up my entire abdomen. It didn’t hurt, but it felt very, very hard and extended essentially from the level of my hips up to my sternum, this sort of flat, spread out, hard mass. I couldn’t lay down comfortable face down, I couldn’t lay down comfortably on my stomach on a harder surface, say on a bed I could but, for instance, doing yoga I couldn’t do yoga poses that required you to be face down even with a yoga mat or a towel or whatever because it pressed and hurt. I also couldn’t easily grab my toes. I felt that pressure when I was bending down to pick things up or to stretch.
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