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  • Many women will develop fibroids at some point during their childbearing years with estimates varying from 30 to 77% of women.
  • Only 1/3 of fibroids are large enough to be detected during a gynaecological examination.
  • Majority of women experience fibroids before they turn 50.
  • 70% of women with fibroids experience no symptoms.
  • 99% of fibroids are benign.


  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Abdominal pain or lower back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinating frequently
  • Constipation

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