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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Uterine Fibroids

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

(Radical hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (31) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (13) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)

Data from patients with Uterine Fibroids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Uterine Fibroids

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

(Radical hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Uterine Fibroids (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal pain 10 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (31) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Sleepiness
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (13) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Sweating increased Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 2 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Very tired right after treatment
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Racing thoughts RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) 2 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hot flashes Increased or worsened depression 1 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)

Data from patients with Uterine Fibroids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Uterine Fibroids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 14
30s 84
40s 247
50s 159
60s 42
70+ 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 54
30-39 years 95
40-49 years 73
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 346
Not Diagnosed 5

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