Family History and Uterine Fibroids

Are you at risk for uterine fibroids if it runs in your family? The Fibroid Treatment Collective answers patient questions.

Should I be concerned about fibroids if I have a family history?

Research suggests that having a family history of fibroids may increase your risk of inheriting this growth.  According to a number of clinical trials, defects in a particular gene may be the cause for fibroid growth.  However, additional trials must be carried out to confirm the causal relationship between heredity and fibroids.

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