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?"
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:
possibly jaundiced skin
hot flashes between period
having hot flashes
painful menstrual cramps
elevated estrogen levels
poor mental clarity
short-term memory failure
irritability related to cycle
breast soreness during cycle
... 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
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?
→ 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.
Concerned or curious about your health? Try The Analyst™