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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Uterine Fibroids and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy, Hysterectomy (Da Vinci))
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (18) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7) Uterine Fibroids (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Eligard, Lucrin, Lupron) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (5)

Data from patients with Uterine Fibroids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Uterine Fibroids

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy, Hysterectomy (Da Vinci))
Perceived effectiveness
for Uterine Fibroids (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Bladder spasms 1 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (18) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Dizziness and feeling faint 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (10)
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Impulsive behaviors Memory problems
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) Feeling of insides shaking 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Maxgalin, Provelyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Eye pain Light sensitivity (photophobia) 5 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Headaches 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (7) Uterine Fibroids (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Diarrhea 10 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Eligard, Lucrin, Lupron) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Uterine Fibroids (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hot and cold flashes Weight gain
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (5)

Data from patients with Uterine Fibroids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Uterine Fibroids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 10
30s 75
40s 168
50s 105
60s 28
70+ 4

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

100% Females
0% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 43
30-39 years 73
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 270
Not Diagnosed 5

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