Uterine fibroids: relationships to reproduction.

  title={Uterine fibroids: relationships to reproduction.},
  author={George Angelos Vilos},
  journal={Minerva ginecologica},
  volume={55 5},
The purpose of this review is to summarize the available evidence on the effects of uterine fibroids on fertility, infertility and pregnancy outcomes, and the effects of parity on fibroids. Fibroids, found in approximately 4% of pregnant women, are associated with an increased risk of pregnancy complications. However, prophylactic myomectomy in asymptomatic women is not only unjustified, but it may have adverse effects on reproduction. Fibroids are found in 1% to 2.4% of women with unexplained… CONTINUE READING


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