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
20
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (20) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
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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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)

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)

(Abdominal hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Uterine Fibroids (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal pain 5 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (20) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) Feeling of insides shaking 3 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Depressed mood (8) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Addiction Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Impulsive behaviors Memory problems
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Dizziness 2 more
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (7) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Eye pain 4 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (6)
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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 (5) 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
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)

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 2
20s 11
30s 64
40s 186
50s 123
60s 33
70+ 6

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 23
20-29 years 42
30-39 years 82
40-49 years 61
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 288
Not Diagnosed 5

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