Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Uterine Fibroids Underlying Cause

The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. Uterine fibroid enlargement is stimulated by the female hormone, estrogen.

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Last Updated: Aug 26, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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