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Adenomyosis and Infertility

Journal: Obstetrics and Gynecology International, 2012 Authors: Campo S, Campo V, Benagiano G. Study from: Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Roma, Italy. Problem: Adenomyosis is a benign condition where the uterine lining cells grow deep into the uterine muscle wall. For many years, adenomyosis has been suspected of causing infertility in women. In the past, […]

How Soon Can You Get Pregnant after a Myomectomy?

I often get asked this question, “how soon after my myomectomy can we start trying to get pregnant”? Along the way in my training and ever since, I have heard all kinds of answers from my professors and colleagues:“women need to wait a year” ; “six months”; “three months”; “two months”. None of these answers […]

Using MRI to Determine Surgical Treatment Options for Women with Fibroids

The utility of MRI for the surgical treatment of women with uterine fibroid tumors Journal: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (in press, available now on-line for subscribers) Authors: William Parker From: UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Problem: Fibroids can usually be diagnosed by pelvic examination and ultrasound, but neither gives us exact […]

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.

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.

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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 Los Angeles, 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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