The Most Common Form Of Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are the most common, non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. The fibroids are made of muscle cells and other tissues that grow within and around the wall of the uterus.
There are several risk factors for uterine fibroids:
• African American woman are at three- to five-times greater risk than white women for fibroids.
• Women who are overweight or obese for their height are at greater risk.
• Women who have given birth are a lower risk.
Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms. Symptoms of uterine fibroids can include: