Incidence of fibroid and its effects on fertility in Eleme local government area of Rivers State

Barinua K. Gbaranor, Clinton D. Orupabo, Nazor P. Barinua Gbaranor, Peace E. Okpara, Progress D. Victor


Background: Fibroid is a gynaecological problem that affects women of reproductive age across the globe especially among the black race. This study was done to evaluate the incidence of fibroid and its effects on fertility in Eleme Local Government Area.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional study with 60 participants aged 18-28 years, 29-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years and >60 years.

Results: The study revealed that 90% of the respondents have fibroid and 10% do not have fibroid. The effects range from painful menstruation, heavy menses, irregular menstruation and infertility at the values of 63.3%, 48.3%, 51.7% and 86.8% respectively.

Conclusions: Though the effects of fibroids are universal, our study population seems to show some effects more common to them.


Effects, Fibroid, Fertility, Incidence

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