Uterine Fibroids

PFAS in drinking water and its impact on the female reproductive system

September 07, 2021

A Swedish cohort study in the journal Environment International has found that women of fertile age who were exposed to high levels of perfluorinated substances (PFAS) in drinking water were significantly more likely to subsequently have a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and possibly uterine leiomyoma (or uterine fibroids [UFs]), but not endometriosis.

The impact of nutrition on gynecological diseases

August 20, 2021

Several dietary supplements and nutrients potentially provide benefits in preventing and treating common gynecological diseases like uterine fibroids (UFs), endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility, menstrual disorders and vaginal infections, according to an article in the journal Nutrients.

Emergency department visits increase for fibroids, while hospital admissions decrease

August 12, 2021

Emergency department (ED) visits in women affected by leiomyomas, or uterine fibroids (UFs), are increasing, but hospital admissions for this patient population are decreasing, according to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Does bacterial vaginosis increase risk of developing uterine fibroids?

June 24, 2021

No evidence exists that bacterial vaginosis (BV)-associated bacteria increases the risk of developing uterine fibroids (UFs) or the number of UFs, according to a nested case-control study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Ethnoracial factors in uterine fibroid care

June 08, 2021

A qualitative study in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities has concluded that ethnic and racial considerations can have significant impact on patient experience of uterine fibroid (UF) diagnosis and management.