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Monthly Archives: January 2010

What questions about hysterectomy alternatives should I ask my gynecologist?

I really don’t want a hysterectomy and feel that I always have to fight to even get my thoughts heard by doctors. I need to know what specific questions to ask the new doctor so that I might be offered some other options?

Question on “mini” laparoscopic surgery

Hello! I have a fibroid that is uncomfortable due to bulk and extends length of menstruation (7-9 days at least).  I recently saw a fertility specialist who did an exam and recommended a “mini” laparoscopy to remove the fibroid. The doctor said the “mini-lap” would involve a three inch (approx) incision at the bikini line. […]

Large Fibroids Can Be Removed by Myomectomy

Dear Dr Parker, I am a forty year old female living in Australia and recently tests have shown that I have a very large fibroid growing on the Uterus Muscle. The fibroid is 17.5cm X 16.3cm X 6.8cm. I am worried that so far most have the notion that I would require a full hysterectomy […]

Should I rush into surgery?

I was diagnosed with a 8-cm fibroid only today (13 Jan), after doing an ultrasound, and my gynecologist whom I was seeing for the first time, has scheduled my surgery to be done 13 days later without telling me much about the surgery. Is this too rushed? Do I need to consult another Doctor before […]

Hysterectomy and Other Treatments for Adenomyosis

hysterectomy for fibroids

Fibroid Research Update from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Conference

New findings about what causes fibroids to grow and what possible treatments, diets, environmental changes might be used to reduce the health impact of fibroids.

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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