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What causes fibroids to grow?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Estrogen
Fibroids grow when exposed to naturally occuring estrogen.
Since estrogen levels "swing" to higher highs and lower lows as a woman gets into her mid 30's and 40's, fibroids tend to grow and cause symptoms at these ages.

In brief: Estrogen
Fibroids grow when exposed to naturally occuring estrogen.
Since estrogen levels "swing" to higher highs and lower lows as a woman gets into her mid 30's and 40's, fibroids tend to grow and cause symptoms at these ages.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Unknown
No one knows for sure what causes a fibroid to permanently increase in size.
In theory a temporary increase in size can be caused by increased blood flow during phases of the patients menstrual cycle.

In brief: Unknown
No one knows for sure what causes a fibroid to permanently increase in size.
In theory a temporary increase in size can be caused by increased blood flow during phases of the patients menstrual cycle.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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