Uterine Fibroids

What Causes Uterine Fibroids?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of uterine fibroids we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow uterine fibroids to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind uterine fibroids consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to uterine fibroids.  For example, low progesterone.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
painful menstrual cramps
very angry/hostile disposition
breast soreness during cycle
sugar/sweet craving
pre/menstrual depression
low progesterone level
non-vaginal candidiasis
short-term memory failure
difficulty conceiving children
jaundiced skin
non-human estrogen use
elevated estrogen levels
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of uterine fibroids.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Reproductive Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about uterine fibroids:
Have you had Uterine Fibroids?
Possible responses:
→ Never had them / don't know
→ Probably had them/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of uterine fibroids or uterine fibroids, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance.  Estrogen levels have persistently been shown to be elevated in patients with uterine fibroids.
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