Facts


Many women will develop fibroids at some point during their childbearing years with estimates varying from 30 to 77% of women.
Only 1/3 of fibroids are large enough to be detected during a gynaecological examination.
70% of women are offered hysterectomy as fibroid treatment, however other, less radical options are available as well.
Majority of women experience fibroids before they turn 50.
70% of women with fibroids experience no symptoms.
99% of fibroids are benign.

Symptoms


Heavy menstrual bleeding
Painful periods
Abdominal pain or lower back pain
Pain during sex
Urinating frequently
Constipation

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