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Table 4 Frequency of pain symptoms: Comparison of diagnosed women with uterine fibroids and women without a diagnosis of uterine fibroids

From: Prevalence, symptoms and management of uterine fibroids: an international internet-based survey of 21,746 women

  Women with a diagnosis of uterine fibroids Women without a diagnosis of uterine fibroids p-value*
Total N 1,533 20,213  
% of women with symptom    
   Pressure on the bladder or inside the abdomen 32.6% 15.0% p < 0.001
   Chronic pelvic pain (i.e. all or most days of the month) 14.5% 2.9% p < 0.001
   Painful sexual intercourse 23.5% 9.1% p < 0.001
   Pain occurring mid-cycle/during ovulation (approx. 10 days after the end of my period) 31.3% 17.1% p < 0.001
   Pain after my menstrual bleeding or period 16.7% 6.4% p < 0.001
   Pain during menstrual bleeding or period 59.7% 52.0% p < 0.001
   Pain when going to the toilet 10.8% 5.4% p < 0.001
   Cramping during menstrual period 50.2% 47.0% 0.014
   Menstrual/period cramps in the abdominal (belly) area just before menstrual bleeding starts 48.7% 47.2% 0.246
  1. 2-test applied