Fibroid is a common benign tumour of the uterus. Most of the symptoms of uterine fibroids are non-specific. If the symptoms are suggestive of fibroid your doctor will take a detailed medical history, examine you and recommend tests.
Medical history and physical examination
Your doctor will take a detailed medical and menstrual history. The physical examination will include a pelvic exam. This is done to note the size of the uterus and can help the doctor to feel an irregularly shaped uterus when fibroids are present.
If needed your doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests to diagnose fibroids and to exclude other and potentially more serious causes of your symptoms.
Your doctor will not recommend all the tests at one time. In most cases ultrasound can confirm the diagnosis. If the diagnosis is not clear or malignancy is suspected your doctor may recommend more tests.
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