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uterine fibroid : Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids


uterine fibroid : Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids

In 2009, uterine bleeding and women in the study Pain (UBP-WRS) Interview 21.479 women over 8 countries conducted to obtain data on the prevalence of patients based on available upon pain of the uterus and signs of bleeding and the uterus, symptoms and treatment experience to examine women. This article presents the results of the study are relevant to uterine fibroids indication providing data on self-reported prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids.


uterine fibroid treatment: 2500 women (United States: 4500 women) in the individual countries (Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Great Britain, USA), an online survey.

The women were enrolled in child-bearing age (age group 15-49 years, United States: 18-49 years) and had never experienced menstruation. Quotas were applied for age, region, education level and household income of respondents.

The variables were analyzed descriptively and exploratory statistical tests were performed.

Results: The self-reported prevalence of uterine fibroids ranged from 4.5% (United Kingdom) to 9.8% (Italy), from 9.4% (UK) to 17.8% (Italy) in the age group 40-49 years. Women diagnosed with uterine fibroids reported significantly more bleeding symptoms than women without a diagnosis: severe bleeding (59.8% vs.

37.4%), prolonged bleeding (37.3% vs. 15.6%), bleeding between periods (33.3% vs.

13.5%), often (28.4% vs. 15.2%), irregular periods and predictable (36.3% vs.

23.9%). Even women with a diagnosis of fibroids reported a significantly higher incidence of the following symptoms: pain, pressure on the bladder (32.6% vs.

15.0%), chronic pelvic pain (14.5% vs. 2.9%), pain during intercourse (23.5% vs.

9.1%) and pain in the middle of the cycle, during and after menstruation (31.3%, 16.7%, 59.7% versus 17.1%, 6.4%, 52.0% ).

53.7% of women reported that their symptoms have a negative impact on their lives in the past 12 months, to affect their sexual life (42.9%), work (27.7%) and had relationships and family (27, 2%).

Conclusions: Uterine fibroid is a common concern for women of childbearing age, the cause of bleeding and pain, more symptoms, which may have a negative impact on various aspects of women's lives.

Author: Anne Zimmerman David BernuitChristoph GerlingerMatthias Catherine Schaefer Geppert
Credit / Source: BMC Women's Health, 2012, 12:06 uterine fibroid treatment

Created by melinda molly on 28/03/2012 08:00

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