What causes fibroids?

Not known... ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part.
Smooth muscle tumor. Fibroids are growths of the smooth muscle of the uterine wall. These are almost always benign, but they can become large. Different people may have 1-2 large fibroids or multiple smaller fibroids, or a combination. Most are asymptomatic, but they can cause abnormal bleeding, pain, infertility, or mass effect (eg, pressing on the bladder affecting bladder function).

Related Questions

What causes fibroid tumors?

Unknown. Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. The exact cause is unknown but it can be familiar and it is more common in African Americans. It also can be stimulated by female hormones. Read more...
No one knows. While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. Read more...

What causes fibroids and how can it be treated?

Estrogen ; genetics. Fibroids are benign, estrogen-mediated tumors. Some need no treatment if not causing problems. Treatment options include ufe (fibroid embolization), hysterectomy, endoscopic excision. You should discuss the options with your gynecologist. Read more...

What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

Dumb luck. Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. Read more...

What causes fibroids to reappear after a total hysterectomy and how are they treated?

It shouldnt. fibroids are generally seen in the uterus and once you go through the hysterectomy you shouldnt have recurrence. The fibroids are part of the uterus, and once the uterus is removed; you no longer have the source. Read more...

What causes fibroids and how are they related to pcos?

Unknown. Fibroids are the most common tumor of the uterus and is almost always benign. The uterus is made up of smooth muscle mostly and the fbroid tumor forms when one of these muscle cell starts dividing. We don't know what exactly causes this growth. It does have some hereditary component. They are not related in any way to pcos. Read more...
They are not related. Fibroids are usually benign muscle tumors that are somewhat genetically controlled and can be found in members of families. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is also a genetic disorder but this is one where there is higher levels of male hormones, Insulin resistance, and abnormal ovulation. Despite the fact that these are both genetic in origin they are not related genetically as far as we know. Read more...
Fibroids. Are a growth of cells of the muscle wall of the uterus. These cells grow in response to your normal estrogen levels instead of staying stable. They potentially grow until menopause then will shrink. Fibroids don't cause pcos. Unlikely pcos will affect fibroids very much. Read more...