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Fertil Steril. 2010 Nov;94(6):2421-3. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035. Epub 2010 May 7.

Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction.

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Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. laughlin.shannon@mayo.edu

Abstract

We tested the hypothesis that the protective effect of parity on fibroids is due to direct pregnancy-related effects by following women from early pregnancy to postpartum period with ultrasound. Of 171 women with one initial fibroid, 36% had no identifiable fibroid at the time of postpartum ultrasound, and 79% of the remaining fibroids decreased in size.

PMID:
20451187
PMCID:
PMC2927730
DOI:
10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035
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