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How will my physician tell if I have fibroids?
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Exam or ultrasound
Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that can cause enlargement of the uterus, heavy or painful periods or pelvic pain.
They can be diagnosed with pelvic exam in some cases. An ultrasound can almost always diagnosis them. Fibroids don't need to be treated just because they are there, only if they cause problems. Treatments range from birth control pills to removal of fibroids to hysterectomy.

In brief: Exam or ultrasound
Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus that can cause enlargement of the uterus, heavy or painful periods or pelvic pain.
They can be diagnosed with pelvic exam in some cases. An ultrasound can almost always diagnosis them. Fibroids don't need to be treated just because they are there, only if they cause problems. Treatments range from birth control pills to removal of fibroids to hysterectomy.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Heavy bleeding, pain
With menses are some common symtpoms.
On pelvic exam, an enlarged uterus might be a sign. Ultimately, your physician can make the diagnosis with history, physical and an pelvic ultrasound. African american have a higher incidence of fibroids. There is a genetic predilection to fibroids too. Talk to your obgyn if you are suspicious.

In brief: Heavy bleeding, pain
With menses are some common symtpoms.
On pelvic exam, an enlarged uterus might be a sign. Ultimately, your physician can make the diagnosis with history, physical and an pelvic ultrasound. African american have a higher incidence of fibroids. There is a genetic predilection to fibroids too. Talk to your obgyn if you are suspicious.
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