Uterine Leiomyomas (Fibroids)
Fibroids. A common yet minimally discussed problem that women face.
What are fibroids anyway? Fibroids are generally benign tumors of the uterus that affect approximately 80% of women. Common symptoms include heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, menstrual pain or cramping, passing blood clots, bloating, bowel or bladder dysfunction, and fatigue. Fibroids are also the leading cause of hysterectomy.1
As if these symptoms aren’t bad enough, fibroids take a toll emotionally. This includes increased fears about their health along with additional considerations with regard to relationships, sexual function, body image, loss of control, and hopelessness.
Many women worried about having accidents in their clothing or bedding, unwanted weight gain, interference with sexuality and physical activity, and interference with daily and social activities all if not most of the time. Not so fabulous.
A recent study of 968 women aged 29-59 years with self-reported symptomatic uterine fibroids revealed that:
28% of women reported missing work due to fibroid symptoms
24% believed that their symptoms prevented them from reaching their career potential1
Surprisingly, the study also reported that women wait an average of 3.6 years before seeking treatment. Also, concerning treatment:
79% of women desired a noninvasive surgery
51% wanted to preserve their uterus
43% of women wanted to preserve their fertility.1
Even though fibroids are the leading cause of hysterectomies, women want treatment that is noninvasive and enable them to have children in the future. Also, aside from fertility, many women expressed a clear desire to keep their uterus.
Not to fear! We have more info on options for the treatment of Fibroids. The MyoSure procedure is a minimally invasive option that could be the solution you have been looking for. Learn more about the MyoSure procedure and fibroids in our brochure here. Also visit MyoSure.com for additional information or talk to your doctor.
 Borah BJ, Nicholson WK, Bradley L, et al. The impact of uterine leiomyomas: a national survey of affected women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209:319.e1-20.
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- On April 22, 2014