Why is participation important?
Every woman’s experience with uterine fibroids is different. Through responses to survey questions, COMPARE-UF collects information from women volunteers to help understand patterns of symptom relief and the ability to get pregnant. Ultimately, COMPARE-UF hopes to help patients and their clinicians make informed decisions about treatment.
What are uterine fibroids,
and what are my treatment options?
Uterine fibroids are growths that develop in the uterus. The number, size, and symptoms are different for each woman, and there are many treatment options to discuss with your doctor.
The Participant Voice
Busy taking care of her family, Diane dismissed her early fibroid symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, and bladder incontinence until she could see her doctor.
"We chatted a bit, and he asked to do a vaginal scope … He then explained to me about fibroids."
Within one month of her diagnosis, Diane had a hysterectomy. "Recovery had its challenges, but within a month I felt great—and still do 2 ½ years later!”
As many as 3 out of 4 women have fibroids,
but not all women have symptoms or require treatment.
For women who require treatment,
there are alternatives to hysterectomy.