- Q What causes uterine fibroids?
Dr. Kevin Windom, Obstetrics & GynecologyThe cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Most fibroids occur in women of reproductive age, and it is thought that hormones play a role in the growth of these benign tumors of the uterus. Genetics definitely plays a role in the cause of... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for uterine fibroids?
Although the exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, there are several factors that may affect your risk. Most uterine fibroids develop in women of reproductive age - that is, women who have undergone puberty but have not yet gone through menopause -... Full Answer
- Q How do uterine fibroids affect the body?
Uterine fibroids begin in cells in the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus. When these cells reproduce, they form growths that may develop in almost any area of the uterus. Many times, these growths don't cause noticeable symptoms. However, sometimes they... Full Answer