Fibroid Treatment

How are fibroids diagnosed?

In most cases, the symptoms of fibroids are rarely felt and the patient does not know she has them. They are usually discovered during a vaginal examination.

• Ultrasound
If the doctor thinks fibroids may be present he/she may use an ultrasound scan to find out. Ultrasound can also eliminate other possible conditions which may have similar symptoms. Ultrasound scans are often used when the patient has heavy periods and blood tests have revealed nothing conclusive.

While a bimanual examination typically can identify the presence of larger fibroids, gynecologic ultrasonography (ultrasound) has evolved as the standard tool to evaluate the uterus for fibroids.

• Trans-vaginal scan
A small scanner is inserted into the patient's vagina so that the uterus can be viewed close up.

• Sonography
Sonography will depict the fibroids as focal masses with a heterogeneous texture, which usually cause shadowing of the ultrasound beam.

The location can be determined and dimensions of the lesion measured.

• Hysteroscopy
This is a small telescope that examines the inside of the uterus. During this procedure, if necessary, a biopsy can be taken of the lining of the uterus (womb).

• Laparoscopy
A laparoscope is a small device that looks at the outside of the uterus - where the doctor examines its size and shape. A laparoscope is a small flexible tube. During this procedure, if necessary, a biopsy can be taken of the outer layer of the uterus.

• Biopsy
A small sample of the lining of the uterus is taken and then examined under a microscope.

Also magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to define the depiction of the size and location of the fibroids within the uterus.

When Should Fibroids Be Treated ?

If fibroids are causing any symptoms, a woman should seek treatment. Serious symptoms requiring immediate medical attention are sudden or severe abdominal pain, heavy menstrual bleeding causing anemia (low red blood cell count), any bladder or bowel symptoms, recurrent miscarriages and infertility.


Most fibroids do not require treatment unless they are causing symptoms. After menopause fibroids shrink and it is unusual for fibroids to cause problems.

Symptomatic uterine fibroids can be treated by:

Medication to control symptoms
Medication aimed at shrinking tumours
Ultrasound fibroid destruction
Myomectomy or radio frequency ablation
Uterine artery embolization

Women who undergo evaluation at a uterine fibroid center have more options and most undergo uterine-preserving minimally invasive therapies.

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