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Hysterectomy for Fibroids with Minimal Symptoms

Dear Dr.Parker:

I have just turned forty and I have recently had a pelvic ultrasound , which revealed four uterine fibroids, the largest being 8.6 cm in diameter (my uterus measuring 16 x 14 x 8cm).

I have never had children and have chosen not to in the future, my gynecologist suggested a hysterectomy based on that fact.  I am really scared about this, as I was only in the hospital the first time ever in my life in 2009 to have my gall bladder removed. I have a conctraceptive implant Implanon, heavy bleeding only two days a month, but this has improved while taking iron tablets and vit B12 injections as perscribed for anaemia.

After reading your  informative website, should I seek a second opinion?  As I am not keen on the idea of making such a rash decision, I wish to make the right one.

I thank you for your kind attention.

There should be many options available to you , as outlined on my website, including the option of no treatment since the fibroids do not sound like they are bothering you.   Hysterectomy should not be necessary and you should seek a second opinion from a gynecologist who can offer you the other options in order to see what is right for you.

See these webpages: http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/treatment-for-fibroids/

http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/laparoscopic-myomectomy/

http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/uterine-artery-embolization/

I hope you find this information helpful,

Bill Parker, MD

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Disclaimer: The ideas, procedures and suggestions contained on this web site are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision.

One Comment

  1. Posted March 6, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Dr. Parker,

    Thank you for the tremdous amount of information here. My wife was recently diagnosed with Fibroids. As a husband who researhes everything, this site has left me with a much better understanding of what we are dealing with.

    Thanks.

    K

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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