Exams and Tests
Your doctor may suspect that you have a uterine fibroid problem based on:
- The results of a Reference pelvic exam.
- The history of your symptoms and your menstrual periods.
You will probably also have a Reference pelvic ultrasound or hysterosonogram to confirm that you have one or more uterine fibroids. A hysterosonogram is done by filling the uterus with sterile saline during a Reference transvaginal pelvic ultrasound.
If you have severe pain, bleeding, or pelvic pressure or have had repeat miscarriages or trouble becoming pregnant, you will probably have other tests to look for Reference other possible causes of your symptoms.
And tests for specific symptoms, such as urinary or bowel problems, may be needed to diagnose the problem or to help build a treatment plan.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Divya Gupta, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology