My mom, aunts and sister have fibroids. So doesn’t that mean I’ll get them, too?
Overall, doctors don’t know why women develop fibroids. Studies are currently evaluating whether or not genetics, abnormalities in blood vessels, obesity and diet definitely play a factor. But family history is something to seriously consider.
“There is a hereditary predisposition, so chances are if that many women in your family have them, there is a strong probability that you will get them also,” warns Dr. Snowden. “But, remember, nothing is every always. You may be the lucky one in your family who doesn’t get them."