How Do I Know That I Have Fibroids?

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How Do I Know That I Have Fibroids?

Lean how to identify whether the pain in your uterus is due to fibroids or some other issue?

Your doctor may find that you have fibroids during your regular pelvic exam to check your uterus, ovaries, and vagina. In the midst of this process, the doctor can usually feel the fibroid with their fingers during an ordinary pelvic exam. Your doctor will usually request imaging tests to confirm that you have fibroids. These are tests that create a “picture” of the inside of your body without surgery. These tests might include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • X-rays
  • Cat Scan (CT) complete image

In some cases, women also need surgery to ensure that the fibroids exist.  The two types of surgery to check for the existence of fibroids are: laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.  During a laparoscopy the doctor inserts a scope equipped with a light and camera and inserts it into a tiny incision near the navel. It allows the doctor to view the uterus and other organs on a monitor.  A hysteroscopy is when the doctor puts a scope equipped with a light and camera into the vagina is able to view the uterus and problems associated in that area.

Learn more about fibroids and Uterine Fibroid Embolization online, or contact us directly by calling 866-362-64633 or by requesting a free phone consultation. Additionally, you can find us on Twitter @fibroiddoctor and on Facebook at facebook.com/fibroids.

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