Do Uterus Fibroids only occur in women who are sexually active?

Patient : Hi, I wanted to know if it is possible for a woman to have uterus fibroids even if she is not physically/ sexually active? or in simple words does uterus fibroids occur in women only after they become sexually active?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting us. Fibroids or Leiomyomas are benign neoplasms that arise from smooth muscle of uterus. They are common in reproductive age of women. It does not have relation with sexual act; that is, it is seen in whether sexually active or not. They can cause vide range of symptoms like pain, menstrual abnormalities, Infertility etc. Hope your question is answered. Have a great day.

Related Q&A

Q: I had a tooth extraction on Thursday, 4 days ago, and was given Clindamycin 600 mg and 400 mg Ibuprofen. I noticed I ...

Q: The patient is Female, 50yrs old. She was diagnosed with Cervical Spondylitis and Frozen shoulder, around 2 years ...

Q: What does Virginal Introitus mean on a pelvic exam, prior to a gyne surgery? My medical records does not say vaginal...

Q: Is an endometrial biopsy necessary at this time? 56 yr-old postmenopausal on continuous BHRT. BHRT doubled last M...

Q: Is it danger if endometrial echo central measures is 15.1mm at the age of 12years. in ultrasound of abdomen findings ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon