Laughlin SK, Herring AH, Savitz DA, Olshan AF, Fielding JR, Hartmann KE, Baird DD
Fertil Steril. 2010 94 (6)
· PMCID: PMC2927730
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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MeSH Terms (14)Adult Female Follow-Up Studies Humans Leiomyoma Magnetic Resonance Imaging Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous Postpartum Period Pregnancy Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic Radiography Tumor Burden Ultrasonography, Prenatal Uterine Neoplasms