Dr. McLucas explains why fibroids are most common in African American women.
Again, since we don’t know why people get fibroids period, we can’t say why one group would be more likely to get fibroids. However, we think there’s a tendency in black women to keloid, which is to have a scar tissue that would form, that would be a little bit more than in other races. That could cause growth of fibroids because fibroids are really a muscular sort of scar type of growth within the wall of the uterus. So that’s probably at least part of the puzzle.
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