It is estimated that almost 1/3 of women will have fibroids at some point in their lives.
Uterine fibroids are benign growths arising from the muscular walls of the uterus.
While age, family history, ethnicity, obesity and diet can be risk factors, the cause of fibroids is unknown.
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.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your physician.
Although researchers do not know the cause, the risk of developing fibroids is three to five times greater for African American women.
Because fibroids can distort the shape of the uterus, these complications can occur for some women.
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