Hair loss may increase the risk of Benign Uterine tumours.


Hair loss may increase the risk of Benign Uterine tumours.
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Hair loss may increase the risk of Benign Uterine tumours.

Hair loss may increase the risk of Benign Uterine tumours.

A study comparing incidence of uterine leiomyoma in patients with or without Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia was conducted retrospectively at John hopkins hospital.The study included  487104 black womens more than 18 years of age who were seen during August 2013 to august 2017 time period at John Hopkins hospital.13.9 percent of women with Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia had uterine leiomyoma compared with 3.3% in women without it.

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is one of the most common reasons for hair loss consultation and the most common scarring alopecia among African American women.

Leiomyomas are benign proliferation of the smooth muscle cells of uterine myometrium. Patients of alopecia needs to be considered for screening of uterine tumours particularly if they are symptomatic i.e excessive or longer duration menstrual bleeding, pelvic or back pain.

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