Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop from the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus. They are rubbery in texture and distinctly different from healthy tissue. They may grow slowly or rapidly and some go through growth spurts and may even shrink on their own. Fibroids range in size from very small to bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus.
The uterine fibroid diagnosis is based on your symptoms and a routine gynecological internal exam. While an ultrasound exam can detect the presence of a tumor only magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can determine if a tumor can be embolized and distinguish alternate causes for the symptoms.
WE work with your OB-GYN to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis, offer expert treatment options and deliver excellent outcomes.
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