Fibroid Growth In Young African Americans
In a new study funded by NIH the rate of fibroid growth was studied in young African Americans.
Uterine fibroids are common, non-cancerous, uterine muscle tumors.
Fibroids are also a common cause of pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, and pregnancy associated complications.
African American women get uterine fibroids almost 10 years earlier than do white women.
If you have a small fibroid, you are twice as likely to get others than in women who do not have a fibroid seen on ultrasound.
Most fibroids are within the wall of the uterus, and if they are under 3/4 of inch in diameter, they usually grow much more rapidly than larger fibroids.
However, small fibroids have close to a 1/4 chance of disappearing!
You definitely should discuss with your gyno your specific risk factors.