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What Causes Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are harmless tumors that are very common in women. They usually develop during childbearing periods. These growths are not associated with any form of cancer. Fibroids can vary in size, from bulky masses to tiny bumps that cannot be detected by the human eye. A person can have one or many fibroids at the same time. Read on to learn what causes uterine fibroids in women.


Many genetic factors would lead to uterine fibroids. The condition might run in the family. This means that if you have a family member like parents or siblings with these growths, you can be at a higher risk of developing them. Some studies have shown that women with African descents are more likely to develop uterine fibroids, particularly when they age. Also, some people contain special genes in their bodies that make it more possible to develop these growths. [1]