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
By sharing your experiences living with uterine fibroids, we hope that we can build a COMPARE-UF community of women who can learn from one another.
Read the latest story submission about a women who first learned she had fibroids at her annual pelvic exam. Her symptoms included lower back pain, urinary incontinence, abdominal/pelvic pain, some spotting between periods but no heavy bleeding.
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.