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Uterine fibroids increase the risk of thyroid goiter and thyroid nodules - Scientific Reports

Uterine fibroids increase the risk of thyroid goiter and thyroid nodules - Scientific Reports

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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-10625-x

Uterine fibroid and benign thyroid disease are both common diseases in women. This study aimed to evaluate whether these diseases are related. We established the uterine fibroid group according to diagnosis and surgery codes using the Korea National Health Insurance data from 2009 to 2020.



Conclusion: Although the mechanism is not well known, estrogen and iodide might be a link between uterine fibroids and thyroid goiters and nodules. Future studies that prospectively follow women with uterine fibroids across a lifetime are needed.