What Increases Your Risk
Factors that increase a woman's risk for uterine fibroids include:
- Age. Fibroids become more common as women age, especially from the 30s and 40s through Reference menopause Opens New Window. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink.
- Family history. Having a family member with fibroids increases your risk.
- Ethnic origin. Black women are more likely to develop fibroids than white women.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Divya Gupta, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology