Chloe Benn MSc MRPharmS is principal pharmacist, women and children’s services at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Fibroids: advice and treatment optionsSubscription
Fibroids (also known as uterine leiomyomas, uterine myomas or fibromyomas) grow in and around the uterus walls. They occur in women of childbearing age, most commonly becoming symptomatic in those aged between 30 and 50 years. Fibroid-related problems include heavy menstrual bleeding, back pain, constipation and pregnancy complications. These benign fibrotic tumours account for one in five gynaecological outpatient attendances but some symptoms may be self-managed.
Understanding meningococcal diseaseSubscription
Despite news of a new meningococcal vaccine, it may be a while until meningococcal disease is a thing of the past