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Uterine fibroids are the most commonly observed tumors of the female reproductive system. They develop in or on the uterus. Fibroids are compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissues. Their sizes may vary, from the size of a pea to the size of a small grapefruit.

Bulky uterus caused due to a medical condition like fibroids not only grow excessively but also bleeds and becomes painful. Bulky uterus with fibroids may cause serious complications in women such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, and problems in pregnancy.

The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Scientists believe that genetics and environmental factors play a significant role in their development and growth. There are certain risk factors that are believed to play a role in fibroid growth, such as hormonal changes (estrogen and progesterone levels), genetics, age etc.