gynaecological scans - fibroids
Common cause of heavy periods
Fibroids are masses that occur commonly in the uterus. They are made of uterine muscle, and grow into the normal muscle layers of the uterus. They undergo fibrosis with time; hence their name fibroids i.e. like fibrous tissue. They vary in size from very tiny to large masses, and are almost always benign. Most cause no problems, and do not need to be removed or scanned again.
Scan can be performed with full bladder from the tummy.
It will take about 20 minutes to perform and will show
- Size of uterus.
- Any fibroids mass.
- Size of fibroid and where it is located
- Thickness of the lining of the womb.
*Both ovaries and any fluid in the pelvis