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An ultrasound is the typical imaging test that a doctor uses to confirm the presence of uterine fibroids, using sound waves to locate and measure fibroids, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sterile saline is injected into th... More »

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Fibroids are noncancerous growths extending from the uterine muscular tissue, according to WebMD. They sometimes appear singly but also occur in multiple growths, and they vary widely in size. By the age of 50, between 7... More »

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Physicians diagnose uterine fibroids by taking a history of symptoms and menstrual periods and performing a pelvic exam to assess the size of the uterus, according to WebMD. An ultrasound or other type of test may be ord... More »

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Women who experience symptoms associated with uterine fibroids commonly have heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, leg or back pain, constipation, frequent urination, difficulty urinating, or menstrual perio... More »

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Fibroid tumors are treated through medications, noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures, or surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. Medications include gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, which stop the body's produ... More »

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Fibroid tumors are small tumors that form within the uterus of many women, according to WebMD. These tumors are most often benign and form from muscle cells within the uterus. They may cause a variety of symptoms and can... More »

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To remove fibroids, a doctor inserts a lighted viewing instrument into the uterus either through the vagina in a hysteroscopy or through small or large incisions in the abdomen if performing a laparoscopy or laparotomy p... More »

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