The average woman with uterine fibroids did not seek help for her symptoms for more than three years, according to a survey of 800 patients by Harris Interactive. "Once you reveal you are struggling with this health problem, you are shocked at how common it is. It's important for women to know there are answers," said Sateria Venable, who experienced heavy, exhausting menstrual periods for years before asking a gynecologist about them.

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