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1. How prevalent are uterine fibroids among American women?

It is estimated that almost 1/3 of women will have fibroids at some point in their lives.

2. Uterine fibroids are cancerous tumors of the uterus.

Uterine fibroids are benign growths arising from the muscular walls of the uterus.

3. What causes fibroids?

While age, family history, ethnicity, obesity and diet can be risk factors, the cause of fibroids is unknown.

4. A hysterectomy can only be performed by creating a four- to six-inch incision in the abdomen.

A hysterectomy can be performed using a minimally invasive procedure that typically requires three to four small, dime-sized incisions. This technique can help reduce scarring, pain and recovery time.

5. Symptoms of uterine fibroids include:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your physician.

6. African American women are more likely to develop uterine fibroids than Caucasian or Asian American women.

Although researchers do not know the cause, the risk of developing fibroids is three to five times greater for African American women.

7. Fibroids can cause miscarriage, infertility or early delivery.

Because fibroids can distort the shape of the uterus, these complications can occur for some women.

Thank you for taking our quiz.

We hope you’ve learned something new about gynecological health. If you would like more information or want to schedule an appointment at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, call ANYTIME 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771).


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