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A 40-year-old female asked:

Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? is it from aggressive sex?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Fibroids: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle growths from uterine wall muscle tissue. They are not related to pregnancy, fetal tissue or embryonic tissue. They are also not related to the type os sexual intercourse one participates in.
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Dr. Roger Duvivier
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
None of the above: Fibroids are not believed to be "from pregnancies, nor from fetal tissues ". These myometrial muscle growths are not "the result of a miscarriage or fro aggressive sex" either.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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