Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Laughlin, SK; Herring, AH; Savitz, DA; Olshan, AF; Fielding, JR; Hartmann, KE; Baird, DD

Published Date

  • November 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 2421 - 2423

PubMed ID

  • 20451187

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2927730

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035


  • eng