There is a higher incidence in Afro-Caribbean women and those who don't have children. There is also thought to be a genetic connection, as fibroids sometimes run in families. Fibroids are also commoner in obese women.
Ultrasound images of a uterine fibroid
A) Before B) After
MRI of a large fibroid (a) before and (b) after uterine fibroid embolisation showing a successful treatment
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