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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with uterine fibroids

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

(Radical hysterectomy)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
19
Tried for
uterine fibroids (19) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Radical hysterectomy)
Perceived effectiveness
for uterine fibroids (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization abdominal pain 6 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
uterine fibroids (19) pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
nightmares sweating increased 1 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
depressed mood (5) pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness intoxicated feeling
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bruising decreased sex drive (libido) 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
  • 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 3
20s 13
30s 117
40s 286
50s 212
60s 84
70+ 15
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 105
40-49 years 81
50-59 years 16
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 731

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 399
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from uterine fibroids patients who have completed their condition history
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