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As of May 2015, doctors have not definitively found the cause for fibroid growth, according to Mayo Clinic. Research indicates that hormones, genetic changes and substances helping the body conserve tissue levels are all... More »

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Uterine fibroids are usually not dangerous. However, in rare cases, these growths can block or distort the fallopian tubes and complicate pregnancy. More »

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Fibroids are usually benign, meaning they are not cancerous, notes the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Some of the symptoms associated with fibroids include enlargement of the lower bowel, painful ... More »

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