Can MRI of pelvis detect uterine fibroids?

Yes. Mri is very good for detection of uterine fibroids. It can determine the size & locations of the fibroids. It can show if the fibroid is degenerated or active, particularly if used with contrast. Mri can be used to guide fibroids treatment, particularly with regards to uterine fibroid embolization which is less invasive than surgery.
Yes. It is very sensitive for the detection of fibroids. Ultrasound is very good too, and a lot cheaper.

Related Questions

When are uterine fibroids a concern? I was told I have a "small fibroid" after an MRI of the midsection. But I continue to sometimes have bleeding / spotting after my cycle and I very frequently have sharp pelvic pain. I am 33 and am not sexually active.

Fibroids . Fibroids are usually not a problem if they are small and located on the outer surface of the uterus (subserosal). Fibroids in located inside the uterus in the endometrial lining, may cause problems such as irregular bleeding and pain even if they are small. The pain is typically worse during menses. Fibroids located within the wall of the uterus can cause pain and bleeding as well as they grow bigger. Fibroids in the lining of the uterus can be removed by hysteroscopy (mayosure). You should see a doctor to find out where the fibroid is located. It is also possible that that pain you are having now may be due to something other than ibs, or the fibroid. Read more...
If they cause probs. Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors growing in the uterus. They are almost never cancerous. Depending on their size and location, they can be the cause of pain, abnl bleeding or other problems. Abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain can be caused by several conditions, one of which is fibroids. B/c a small fibroid is less likely to be the cause-make sure other causes r ruled out before surgery. Read more...
If you have symptoms. Uterine fibroids can cause heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycle. This can lead to low blood counts (or anemia). The fibroids can also get big and push on the bladder, colon or pelvic bones. The pressure or bulk can cause you to have to urinate frequently (urinary frequency/urgency) and to wake up to urinate (nocturia). The pressure can cause bloating/constipation or pelvic or back pain. Read more...

U/S report shows enlarged uterus with multiple fibroids, largest one at right posterior wall of uterus fundus, can't see Ovaries. Gyn suggest MRI. Should I hsve Pelvis MRI after my monthly period or middle in between 2 periods for better MRI result??

Ask your Gynecologis. It depends on what your Gynecologist thinks the problem is (& what symptom s/he is trying to treat). The ovaries are largest in mid-cycle, so if the concern is that the ovaries aren't seen, that would be the time. If the concern is endometriosis, then the most hormones are produced during the monthly period. The fibroids can enlarge during that time. Talk to your Gynecologist or use HealthTap Prim. Read more...

What do uterine fibroids or cysts/ovarian cysts typically look like on an MRI?

MRI findings. Uterine fibroids can appear as dense masses on MRI, or increase in density in the layers of the uterine muscle. Ovarian cysts are often fluid filled but also can be solid masses on MRI. I would ask your health care provider or the radiologist to interpret these findings rather than trying to identify these conditions yourself as there appearance on scans are not always the same. Read more...

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?

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. Read more...

Mri shows multiple exophytic mid posterior uterine fibroids one 5.8cm & another 2.3cm; a large simple 5cm cyst on l ovary w/many sm. Marginal cysts; & mild free l pelvic fluid. Treatment & concerns?

See a specialist. You have multiple fibroids and the treatment options are complicated. You need to discuss these findings with the doctor who ordered the mri. The ovarian cyst is fairly large but if simple then it may resolve on its own. If you have surgery for the fibroids then the surgeon can deal with the cyst also. This is not an internet question with only 400 character answers! :) best wishes. Read more...
What symptoms? Simple ovarian cysts are benign. Premenopausal women produce cysts every month, some grow larger, and can cause pain or other symptoms. Fibroids are benign smooth muscle growths (tumors) that can cause symptoms, and if near the inner uterine lining , can have a negative effect on fertility or increase miscarriage rates. Please discuss your concerns and these findings with your ob/gyn. Read more...

29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm. Surgery?

That depends. On if you are done having children, or would still like the option to try. Those are pretty big measurements, and could possibly complicate every aspect of pregnancy.They can also keep growing--sometimes very quickly and can get quite large. You are close to the threshold of being able to do a vaginal hysterectomy at all.Wait too much longer, and you might have no choice but abdominal. Talk to doc. Read more...

I'm 29, mainly veg meals, have a uterine fibroid 29mm. Joint pain, freq urination, heavy cycles, dizziness, painful pelvis, nausea in yoga. Remove it?

Tough to answer. Tough question to answer over the computer with just some minimal info. Best for you to have a sit down discussion with Doc and realize all your symptoms and which ones may be indeed due to the 2.9cm fibroid and which are due to other possible causes. After an informed discussion with the Doc-discussing all the risks/benefits, you will be able to make a better decision as to how to proceed. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with uterine fibroids today and I'm having horrible pelvic pain that radiates to my back down my leg. Should I be worried?

Need further eval! Fibroids are very common benign masses of uterus. They may cause feeling of pelvic heaviness or pressure symptoms on adjacent structures such as urinary frequency, stress incontinence, retention, & constipation. Few cases of sciatica (back pain going down the leg) caused by direct compression of the lumbosacral trunk by fibroids have been reported. Given severity of your pain, please see a doctor! Read more...