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

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