Although the exact cause is unknown, the growth of fibroids seems to be related to a gene that controls cell growth. When this gene functions normally, cells grow normally. When the gene is not functioning, cells grow and divide at an accelerated rate. Fibroid growth is affected by the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. When these hormone levels decrease at menopause, many of the symptoms of fibroids begin to resolve.
RISK FACTORS FOR FIBROID
DIAGNOSIS OF FIBROIDS
TREATMENT OF FIBROIDS
CONTROVERSY BETWEEN FIBROIDS AND INFERTILITY