Risk factors for clinically diagnosed uterine fibroids in women around menopause

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Abstract

Objective: We analysed the risk factors for clinically diagnosed uterine fibroids in women attending menopause clinics in Italy. Methods: Between 1997 and 2003 we conducted a large cross-sectional study on the characteristics of women around menopause attending a network of first-level outpatient menopause clinics in Italy for general counselling about menopause or treatment of menopausal symptoms. A total of 85,967 non-hysterectomized women not reporting myomectomy entered the study; 2239 had a diagnosis of uterine fibroids. A woman was defined as having uterine fibroids if she had at gynecological examination an enlarged uterus (2 months of gestation or more) and a clinical diagnosis of fibroids. In 769 cases was performed in ultrasound examination which confirmed the diagnosis. Results: In comparison with women with a body mass index (BMI)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
JournalMaturitas
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 20 2006

Keywords

  • Fibroids
  • Menopause
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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