Nigeria: FG Tasked on Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
- Created: April 2, 2009
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A call has gone to the Federal government to be adequately involved in the control, prevention and early detection of disorders such as uterine fibroids, even as government has been charged to strengthen research and education initiatives of existing hospitals and healthcare institutions in the country.
Dr Emmanual Ebong of Makel Medical Centre, Amuwo Lagos, said most causes of uterine fibroid are unknown, but associated risk factors are commoner in blacks. The surgeon pointed that association of fibroids with infertility is not properly understood.
He said women with fibroids do get pregnant, and that fibroids should be suspected as a cause of infertility when all other causes of infertility have been excluded. “Although, fibroids may cause distortion of uterus on mechanical obstruction of the fallopian tube and thereby contribute to infertility, he added.”
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