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Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Fertility and sterility (Impact Factor: 4.3). 04/2010; 94(6):2421-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.03.035
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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.

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