Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction

Shannon K. Laughlin, Amy H. Herring, David A. Savitz, Andrew F. Olshan, Julia R. Fielding, Katherine E. Hartmann, Donna D. Baird

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2421-2423
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

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Leiomyoma
Pregnancy
Postpartum Period
Parity

Keywords

  • Leiomyoma
  • postpartum
  • pregnancy
  • ultrasound
  • uterine remodeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Laughlin, S. K., Herring, A. H., Savitz, D. A., Olshan, A. F., Fielding, J. R., Hartmann, K. E., & Baird, D. D. (2010). Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction. Fertility and Sterility, 94(6), 2421-2423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035

Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction. / Laughlin, Shannon K.; Herring, Amy H.; Savitz, David A.; Olshan, Andrew F.; Fielding, Julia R.; Hartmann, Katherine E.; Baird, Donna D.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 94, No. 6, 01.11.2010, p. 2421-2423.

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Laughlin, SK, Herring, AH, Savitz, DA, Olshan, AF, Fielding, JR, Hartmann, KE & Baird, DD 2010, 'Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction', Fertility and Sterility, vol. 94, no. 6, pp. 2421-2423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035
Laughlin SK, Herring AH, Savitz DA, Olshan AF, Fielding JR, Hartmann KE et al. Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction. Fertility and Sterility. 2010 Nov 1;94(6):2421-2423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035
Laughlin, Shannon K. ; Herring, Amy H. ; Savitz, David A. ; Olshan, Andrew F. ; Fielding, Julia R. ; Hartmann, Katherine E. ; Baird, Donna D. / Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction. In: Fertility and Sterility. 2010 ; Vol. 94, No. 6. pp. 2421-2423.
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