What causes Uterine fibroids?

Nobody knows. Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, but rarely they can turn into malignant tumors (sarcoma!) Nobody knows the cause of any tumors including fibroids.
Unknown. Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown.

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What causes uterine fibroids, how common are they, and what happens if they are left untreated?

Multifactorial. Fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus. They develop because of a mutation in a uterine muscle cell that causes that cell to lose control of its growth. They are very common in some ethnic groups, and present in women of all backgrounds. They can cause heavy bleeding, pain, infertility, and pregnancy complications, or may cause no problems at all, depending on where they are. Read more...
For most nothing. 1 in 3 women of childbearing age have fibroids and up to 80% of african-american women have them. For most women the fibroids will be asymptomatic and no treatment is necessary. For some, even though they aren't causing symptoms, they may cause infertility. Read more...

Just found out recently that I have Uterine fibroid. I'm on the nexplanon birth control could that have been what caused the Uterine fibroid?

Possibly. hormones can stimulate the growth of fibroid tumors. not likely a cause of them. you need an exam and an ultrasound to measure them. i would stop the pill for now. can be checked again in 6 months to see if they have grown or gotten smaller. Read more...
Not likely. fibroids are overgrowth of uterine tissue. They are often treated with OCP's because the pills Lower the overall amount of female hormones. while their effect on fibroid growth is controversial and Not Very Much, they can lower the overall length/extent of menses and lower symptoms. Read more...

Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

It depends on. Who is standing or sitting on your uterus. It would be uncommon for fibroids to cause pain with changes in position unless they are quite large. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids - large one right side- can this cause pain around umbilicus (right)? Scared of ovar. Ca.

Absolutely. this could very likely be the cause of the pain, especially if you notice it more around your menses. If you've had an ultrasound to look at the fibroids, I'm sure they looked at your ovaries as well. Touch base with your OB/GYN to make sure they saw normal ovaries. Read more...
Depends. fibroids are like knots in a tree, that just exist as a irregularity, but have no effect on its ultimate health. They do not inherently cause pain unless they are degenerating and even then the pain is usually excruciating. If your pain is mild to moderate, it might be something else unless your fibroi is so large that it is compressing a structure. Read more...

Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Yes. These types of pains can be caused by fibroids and can be severe if they persist seek medical attention as these symptoms can be signs of other medical issues. Read more...

Hello docs. I was wondering can uterine fibroid cause iugr?

IUGR. There are many potential causes of iugr, and uterine fibroids, if restrictive of the placenta or fetus could certainly be a possible cause. Read more...