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Uterine Fibroid Risk Factors

Find Out if You Have a Higher Chance of Developing Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids, which are abnormal growths in a woman’s uterus, affect 20 to 80 percent of women in their lifetime. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. Dr. Kardos offers treatment for uterine fibroids for women in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Click below to request an appointment with Dr. Kardos. 

What Factors Increase your Chance of Getting Fibroids?

There are many factors that increase a woman’s risk of developing fibroids, including:

Genetics – A family history of uterine fibroids increases your chance of getting fibroids.

Age – Women ages 30 and up are more prone to developing fibroids. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink on their own.

Hormonal Imbalance – An abnormal amount of estrogen and progesterone might cause the growth of fibroids. During pregnancy, women produce more estrogen and progesterone, making pregnancy another cause of uterine fibroids.

Diet – A diet that is high in red meat and ham has been proven to increase your chance of getting uterine fibroids. However, eating a lot of green vegetables can decrease your chance of developing fibroids.

Treatment for Uterine Fibroids in San Francisco, CA

Dr.Kardos is highly trained in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. She is experienced in providing minimally invasive solutions for complex gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids and has performed over 500 da Vinci procedures.