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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Is my 5 cm fibroid causing my back pain?

A 5 cm submucosal fibroid is unlikely to cause back pain.

A common blood clotting condition that can cause heavy periods and increase your risks of bleeding during surgery.

A blood condition commonly found in women , called von Willebrand disease, can cause heavy menstrual periods and also increase the risks of bleeding during surgery.

Which is a better method of finding fibroids: MRI or Ultrasound?

MRI is more accurate than ultrasound when you need to know the exact number, position and sizes of fibroids.


Welcome to my blog for Fibroid Second Opinion. Every Monday, I plan to post my comments about interesting new fibroid research, medical articles about fibroids, topics you ask about in e-mail, or subjects you suggest. I welcome your comments.

Bill Parker, MD

Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in San Diego, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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