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Prof Saim Yılmaz, MD
"In uterine fibroids, surgery is not the only option"
Which Risk Factors Are Effective in Fibroid Formation?
Some patients are more likely to develop fibroids.
Age: Fibroids are most common between the ages of 30-40, they decrease after menopause.
Family history: The risk is 2 times higher in those with a family history of fibroids.
Race: Fibroids are more common in blacks than in whites.
Obesity: The risk of fibroids increases 2-3 times in obese people.
Nutritional habits: People who eat red meat have a higher risk of developing fibroids than vegetarians.
The groups listed above have a higher risk of developing fibroids, but it is not an absolute must. While some high-risk patients do not have fibroids, many people with no risk factors may also have fibroids.
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