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What causes fibriod in women?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Nature: About 50% of women will have uterine fibroids by the age of 35. It is exceedingly common and considered normal. Some women do have problems due the the fibroids, but many do not.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
It comes from : Heredity and is due to gene changes in the cell that make certain cells in the uterus proliferate.

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