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

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

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

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?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 10
30s 72
40s 164
50s 98
60s 24
70+ 3


Distribution of females vs. males

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

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 260
Not Diagnosed 5

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