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Does a family history of uterine fibroids increase my chance of getting them?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Fibroids are extremely common and there is a genetic predisposition or tendency to develop them. Fibroids are the #1 cause of hysterectomy.
In one study, up to 70% white women and up to 80% of africanamerican women were found to have fibroids at some point in their lives. Many women with fibroids never know that they have them. They do not always cause symptoms.

In brief: Yes
Fibroids are extremely common and there is a genetic predisposition or tendency to develop them. Fibroids are the #1 cause of hysterectomy.
In one study, up to 70% white women and up to 80% of africanamerican women were found to have fibroids at some point in their lives. Many women with fibroids never know that they have them. They do not always cause symptoms.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: See below
It may increase your chances of developing them.

In brief: See below
It may increase your chances of developing them.
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Dr. Tyrone Malloy
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