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)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
30
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (30) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Pain (11) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (7) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
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)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Pain (6)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Uterine Fibroids (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal pain 9 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (30) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Sleepiness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (11) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) Nightmares 2 more
Total evaluations
20
Tried for
Depressed mood (7) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Sleepiness
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 3 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Very tired right after treatment
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
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
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Eye pain Light sensitivity (photophobia) 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Uterine Fibroids, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Uterine Fibroids on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 16
30s 93
40s 255
50s 173
60s 51
70+ 9
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 58
30-39 years 99
40-49 years 75
50-59 years 14
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 361
Not Diagnosed 5

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