HOW ARE UTERINE FIBROIDS DIAGNOSED?
Uterine Fibroids are common, non-cancerous tumors that develop in or on the uterus. There are different types of fibroids and some of the common symptoms include pelvic pressure or pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, abdominal bloating, frequent urination, and more. If you are experiencing fibroid symptoms, schedule an appointment to receive an accurate diagnosis and discuss treatment options with your doctor.
If you are experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, your doctor may order an ultrasound or MRI.
Ultrasound: Sound waves from the ultrasound machine take pictures of your uterus to confirm the diagnosis and to map and measure the fibroids.
MRI: During a MRI, the patient lies in a traditional or open magnet. MRI produces high quality images with greater detail than that provided by ultrasound.