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Diseases » Uterine fibroids » Summary
 

What is Uterine fibroids?

What is Uterine fibroids?

  • Uterine fibroids: Benign nodules in the uterus wall.

Uterine fibroids: Introduction

Types of Uterine fibroids:

Broader types of Uterine fibroids:

How many people get Uterine fibroids?

Prevalance of Uterine fibroids: 10-20% women (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate of Uterine fibroids: approx 1 in 20 or 5.00% or 13.6 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Uterine fibroids?

Patient Profile for Uterine fibroids: Typically young reproductive-age women. Rare before menarche. Often reduced after menopause.

Gender Profile for Uterine fibroids: Women only.

Race Profile for Uterine fibroids: African American 2-3 times more than Caucasians.

Racial Information for Uterine fibroids: Although not life threatening, uterine fibroid tumors are also more common in African-American women. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)

How serious is Uterine fibroids?

Prognosis of Uterine fibroids: Good. Benign. Rarely associated with uterine cancer.
Complications of Uterine fibroids: see complications of Uterine fibroids

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Causes of Uterine fibroids: see causes of Uterine fibroids
Risk factors for Uterine fibroids: see risk factors for Uterine fibroids

What are the symptoms of Uterine fibroids?

Symptoms of Uterine fibroids: see symptoms of Uterine fibroids

Complications of Uterine fibroids: see complications of Uterine fibroids

Can anyone else get Uterine fibroids?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Uterine fibroids.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Uterine fibroids.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Uterine fibroids: see treatments for Uterine fibroids
Alternative treatments for Uterine fibroids: see alternative treatments for Uterine fibroids
Research for Uterine fibroids: see research for Uterine fibroids

Society issues for Uterine fibroids


Hospitalization statistics for Uterine fibroids: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Uterine fibroids:

  • 0.2% (25,556) of hospital consultant episodes were for leiomyoma of uterus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for leiomyoma of uterus required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for leiomyoma of uterus were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for leiomyoma of uterus required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for leiomyoma of uterus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for leiomyoma of uterus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for leiomyoma of uterus in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Uterine fibroids:

Organs and body systems related to Uterine fibroids include:

Name and Aliases of Uterine fibroids

Main name of condition: Uterine fibroids

Other names or spellings for Uterine fibroids:

Fibroids, uterine leiomyomata, uterine leiomyoma

Fibromyoma, uterine, Leiomyoma, uterine Source - Diseases Database

Uterine fibroids: Related Conditions

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