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What to do if I have a uterine fibroid that shows up on both an MRI and CT scan, but are not showing up on ultrasounds. why?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Fibroid

Have your doctor or the radiologist compare all 3 scans and figure out what is going on.
The pelvic MRI is probably most reliable in this situation. Sometimes if a fibroid is connected by only a narrow pedicle to the uterus, and it extends away from the uterus, it may be obscured on ultrasound by interposed bowel gas.

In brief: Fibroid

Have your doctor or the radiologist compare all 3 scans and figure out what is going on.
The pelvic MRI is probably most reliable in this situation. Sometimes if a fibroid is connected by only a narrow pedicle to the uterus, and it extends away from the uterus, it may be obscured on ultrasound by interposed bowel gas.
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