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A 25-year-old female asked:

Hi doc, i have a question regarding how one knows when they might have fibroids. i am turning 26 in a month and i am concerned with fibroids, i know i need to consult a gynae which i am going to in a few weeks. i just need to know what causes them ?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
"Fibroids": The womb (uterus) is made of muscle, and "fibroids" are just BENIGN tumors of the womb, but can grow larger, as they are stimulated by estrogen made in your ovaries. At 26, taking low dose bcp's can "turn off" your ovaries, and thereby lower the production of estrogen, which slows the growth of "fibroids". Fibroids are easily seen by an ultrasound or felt by an examination by your gyn provider.
Last updated Mar 24, 2019

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