During an abdominal or pelvic checkup, your health care provider might find irregular lumps inside the uterus as the fibroids come with very few symptoms. There are certain scans performed to diagnose fibroids, these are:
The most common scan to diagnose fibroids is ultrasound. The ultrasound doctor places an ultrasound probe on the vagina or the uterus to scan the fibroids. This is quick and can easily detect fibroids.
An imaging test called MRI uses magnetic radio waves to form images. This is performed to find the size, location, and number of fibroids. MRI also distinguishes well between fibroids and adenomyosis which is often misdiagnosed as fibroids.
A long instrument with a light is used for the diagnosis of abnormalities in the uterus, cervix, and vagina. This procedure called hysteroscopy helps greatly in the diagnosis of fibroids.
Hysterosonogram is used to check the insides of the uterus. A small catheter is used to check inside the uterus while some water is injected inside. Ultrasound images are then taken in order to look for suspected fibroids.