Fibroids can be diagnosed using various tests such as²:
Less frequently used imaging methods are:
This is a special X-ray test. It may detect abnormal changes in the size andshape of the uterus and fallopian tubes.
A test in which fluid is put into the uterus through the cervix. Ultrasonography is then used to show the inside of the uterus. The fluid provides a clear picture of the uterine lining.
Uses a slender device (the laparoscope) to help your health care professional see the inside of the abdomen. It is inserted through a small cut just below or through the navel.Fibroids on the outside of the uterus can be seen with the laparoscope.Imaging tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans, may be used but are rarely needed. Some of these tests may be used to track the growth of fibroids over time.
Menorrhagia + Anemia
Why am I passing clots?
Unfortunately, clots with fibroids is very common because fibroids can cause changes in the way that your blood vessels and clotting mechanisms work during your period. The causes of HMB in UF are not well known, abnormal development of the inner layer of your uterus called endometrium and altered clotting mechanisms may be a factor.