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
26
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (26) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Pain (4)
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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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (9) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) 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)

(Neurontin)
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)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (5) Anxious mood (1)
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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 (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Abdominal Adhesions 8 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Uterine Fibroids (26) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) Feeling of insides shaking 5 more
How many evaluations
16
Tried for
Depressed mood (9) Pain (4)
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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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation Sleepiness
How many evaluations
7
Tried for
Pain (9) Uterine Fibroids (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Impulsive behaviors Memory problems
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (5) 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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
4
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
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Depressed mood Sexual dysfunction 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (6) Anxious mood (1)
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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

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 12
30s 84
40s 231
50s 138
60s 32
70+ 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 89
40-49 years 66
50-59 years 11
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 316
Not Diagnosed 5

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