Uterine Fibroids

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What is Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in females and typically found during the middle and later reproductive years. While most fibroids are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse, and urinary frequency and urgency.

What is it like to have Uterine Fibroids?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Multivitamins, Handicap/Disability Parking Permit, Naps
Tramadol, Pregabalin, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen
Clonazepam, Quetiapine, Amitriptyline
Venlafaxine, Duloxetine, Sertraline

What do patients take to treat Uterine Fibroids and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members Perceived effectiveness Overall rating of side effects # of Evaluations

(Hysterectomy (Da Vinci), Abdominal hysterectomy)

7

(Eligard, Lucrin, Lupron Depot-Gyn, Lupron)

3

(Plan-B, Mirena)

1
1

These charts show data from Uterine Fibroids patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Uterine Fibroids on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 370 patients have this condition
  • 7 new patients joined this month
  • 72 say Uterine Fibroids is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 8
30s 67
40s 140
50s 79
60s 21
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

100% Females
0% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 38
30-39 years 62
40-49 years 40
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 226
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Uterine Fibroids patients who have completed their condition history
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