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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 […]

This is Why the Medical Literature is Confusing!

Adverse obstetric outcomes associated with sonographically identified large uterine fibroids. Authors: Shavell VI, Thakur M, Sawant A, Kruger ML, Jones TB, Singh M, Puscheck EE, Diamond MP. From: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Journal: Fertility Sterility. 2012 Jan;97:107-10 Problem: Studies show mixed results about whether fibroids affect pregnancy or delivery. Many studies are poorly conducted […]

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 […]

Fibroids (leiomyomas) at routine second-trimester ultrasound examination and adverse obstetric outcomes.

Journal: Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Nov;116(5):1056-63. Authors: Stout MJ, Odibo AO, Graseck AS, Macones GA, Crane JP, Cahill AG. Study from: Washington University, St Louis, Missouri Problem: Numerous studies have been conducted to see if the presence of fibroids during pregnancy affects the outcome of the pregnancy or the health of the baby. Most of these […]

Pregnancy after Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Journal: Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Pisco JM, Duarte M, Bilhim T, Cirurgião F, Oliveira AG. Study from: Department of Radiology, St. Louis Hospital; New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Problem: The safety of pregnancy following embolization (UAE) is uncertain because there have been few publications examining this issue. Study: In […]

Fibroids Effects on Pregnancy

fibroids rarely interfere with pregnancy and have no direct effect on the baby


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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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