What causes a myoma (fibroid)?
The cause of fibroids is not known; however, their development seems to be associated with the female hormone, estrogen. Fibroids appear during the childbearing years when a woman’s estrogen levels are high.
What are the risk factors for a myoma (fibroid)?
A number of factors increase the risk of developing a fibroid. Not all people with risk factors will develop a fibroid. Risk factors include:
- African American ethnicity
- High weight or obesity
- No history of giving birth
What is a myoma (fibroid)?
A myoma, commonly known as a fibroid, is a benign tumor that develops in or around the uterus. Fibroids are medically known as leiomyomas and are tumors of the smooth muscle, the tissue that normally makes up that wall of the uterus.... Read more about myoma (fibroid) introduction
What are the symptoms of a myoma (fibroid)?
Fibroids may not produce symptoms. In other cases they may cause abnormal bleeding or discomfort. The symptoms can vary in intensity among individuals.... Read more about myoma (fibroid) symptoms