How do I know for sure that I have fibroids?

Pelvic ultrasound. If you are thin, and your fibroids are large enough, then your physician may be fairly sure after an exam that a woman has fibroids. However, the best test to confirm that fibroids are present is a pelvic ultrasound. Sometimes MRI is performed to determine the exact number, size and position of fibroids if uterine surgery is planned. Fibroids can also be diagnosed during surgery.
Speak to your. Gynecologist first. A pelvic ultrasound is a helpful imaging tool but not really indicated unless you are having abdominal pain and cramping and/or heavy menses. Also a pelvic exam by your gynecologist may suggest an enlarged or abnormally shaped uterus that would prompt an us.

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