How Can I Find Out If I Have Fibroids?

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How Can I Find Out If I Have Fibroids?

Think you have fibroids? Learn what procedures will allow you to find out for certain.

blog-diagnosing-fibroidsYour 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, a 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)

In some cases, women may need a procedure to confirm 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 in order 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 866-362-6463 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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