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Table 5 Severity of pain symptoms in the last 12 month: 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*
Cramping during menstrual period N 527 8033 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 6.9 ± 2.4 6.2 ± 2.3  
Pain during menstrual bleeding or period N 609 8315 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 6.7 ± 2.5 6.2 ± 2.3  
Chronic pelvic pain (i.e. all or most days of the month) N 107 441 0.356
  Mean ± SD 6.7 ± 2.7 6.6 ± 2.4  
Menstrual/period cramps in the abdominal (belly) area just before menstrual bleeding starts N 477 7429 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 6.3 ± 2.5 5.7 ± 2.4  
Pain when going to the toilet N 106 807 0.002
  Mean ± SD 6.5 ± 2.4 5.7 ± 2.5  
Pain after my menstrual bleeding/period N 138 796 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 6.3 ± 2.5 5.6 ± 2.4  
Painful sexual intercourse N 211 1414 0.020
  Mean ± SD 6.2 ± 2.6 5.8 ± 2.4  
Pressure on the bladder or inside the abdomen N 309 2308 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 5.9 ± 2.4 5.0 ± 2.4  
Pain occurring mid-cycle/during ovulation (approx. 10 days after the end of my period) N 309 2581 p < 0.001
  Mean ± SD 5.8 ± 2.6 5.0 ± 2.5  
  1. 2-test applied