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Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker has a private practice in Santa Monica, California and is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors since the late 90’s.

How do Fibroids Cause Infertility and Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Leiomyoma simultaneously impair endometrial BMP-2-mediated decidualization and anticoagulant expression through secretion of TGF-β3. Journal: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2011;96:412-21. Authors: Sinclair DC, Mastroyannis A, Taylor HS. Study from: Yale University School of Medicine Problem: Women with submucous fibroids have decreased fertility, increased miscarriage rates, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Why this happens has not […]

Risk of Fibroid “Recurrence” Following Myomectomy

(Excerpted from I prefer to have a myomectomy, but I only want to be cut on one time and since I have to have an abdominal myomectomy I thought it would be best to go ahead and do the hysterectomy since there is a very good chance the fibroids will return. This is an interesting […]

Fibroids and Fertility

Fibroids only interfere with fertility if they bulge into, or are very near, the uterine cavity. If not, pregnancy is possible.

Predicting Fibroid Growth: Two Studies

This is the first study to accurately track fibroid growth, both in different women and different fibroids in the same woman. I (and other gynecologists) have been telling women for 30 years that fibroids do not get smaller until after menopause – this study proves that idea wrong. I have also been telling women that fibroid growth is unpredictable, some fibroids grow slowly, others fast and others go through growth spurts and then slow down.

Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial): 5-year results.

Authors: Moss J, Cooper K, Khaund A, Murray L, Murray G, Wu O, Craig L, Lumsden M. Journal: British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology  2011;118:936–944. Study From: North Glasgow University Hospitals, Glasgow, UK Problem: Women with uterine fibroids now have a number of treatment options available. Very few studies have compared the results of treatment […]

Will Birth Control Pills Stop Bleeding From Fibroids?

Dr. Parker, Thank you for writing your book.  I ordered it and read it cover to cover in 2 days.  It was so informative and well written!  I have made an appointment to see you. I read your website and did not see any articles about treating fibroids with birth control pills as an option.  […]

Hysterectomy Consent for Fibroid Surgery

no hysterectomy consent for fibroid surgery

Laparoscopy for Large Fibroids

level of expertise and experience which will determine the largest size and the number of fibroids they are comfortable removing

Fibroids within the Uterine Wall (intramural) Do Not Decrease Fertility

Title: Fibroids not encroaching the endometrial cavity and IVF success rate: a prospective study. Journal: Human Reproduction. 2011;26:834-9. Authors: Somigliana E, De Benedictis S, Vercellini P, Nicolosi AE, Benaglia L, Scarduelli C, Ragni G, Fedele L. Study from: Department of Obset/Gynecol-Fondazione Cà Granda, Milano, Italy. Problem: Other studies show that fibroids that bulge into the […]

Fibroids after Menopause

If fibroids shrink by 50% after menopause, what would be an approximate shrinkage of the 20-22 week uterus with multiple fibroids


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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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