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
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy, Hysterectomy (Da Vinci))
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Eligard, Lucrin, Lupron) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
2
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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)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy, Hysterectomy (Da Vinci))
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hospitalization Bladder spasms 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

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

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Impulsive behaviors Memory problems
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) Feeling of insides shaking 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness Headaches 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor, Effexor XR, Novo-Venlafaxine XR) 9 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Anorgasmia Diarrhea 10 more
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica, Provelyn)
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

(Eligard, Lucrin, Lupron) 1 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hot and cold flashes Weight gain
How many evaluations
2
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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 2
20s 10
30s 74
40s 170
50s 104
60s 26
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 22
20-29 years 43
30-39 years 72
40-49 years 53
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 268
Not Diagnosed 5

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