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Causes of Fibroids in Uterus

The actual aetiology of fibroids is still unknown.

  • Fibroids may run in families. Most affected women have a family history of fibroids.
  • Women of African races are more likely to develop fibroids.
  • Fibroids occur in the reproductive age. This is believed to be because of the influence of ovarian hormones (especially oestrogen) on the growth of fibroids. Females who have reached menopause rarely get fibroids.
  • Early age of menarche (The first occurrence of menstruation) is associated with increased risk.
  • Never having given birth to a child (called nulliparity) is a risk factor. Increasing parity (the number of liveborn children) is protective against fibroids.
  • Overweight women are at increased risk.
  • Cigarette smoking that drains ones weight may hence reduce the risk.


  1. Shaw's Textbook of Gynecology, 14/E by V.G. Padubidri, Shirish N. Daftary
  2. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Eighteenth Edition


Shilpa2020 Friday, June 12, 2015

Uterine fibroids are the most common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. It will be quite painful with heavy menstrual bleeding. Fibroid will occur in every 10 to 20% of women. Many non surgical treatments are came up for treating fibroid.

manishu Wednesday, August 13, 2014

which age group females are more prone to fibroids?

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