UTERINE FIBROIDS ARE ESTIMATED TO AFFECT BETWEEN 20% AND 40% OF WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE
UTERINE FIBROIDS CAUSE MULTIFACTORIAL SYMPTOMS
While literature-reported incidence rates for uterine fibroids vary, in part due to the large proportion of women who go undiagnosed, uterine fibroids are estimated to affect between 20% and 40% of women of reproductive age. Uterine fibroids are reported to be more frequent in the mature age group (40% to 70% of women between 35 years and 50 years).
Uterine fibroids are often asymptomatic, but when symptomatic, the primary symptoms are heavy (uterine) bleeding, anaemia, abdominal pressure, abdominal pain, increased urinary frequency and infertility. In particular, heavy menstrual blood loss is one of the most frequently disabling symptoms of uterine fibroids.