Hi was wondering if anyone can help I suffer from interstital cystitis and was going for bladder scan my doc sent me for a bladder scan and the results showed a 3.1cm fibroid at the lateral aspect of the uterus. This does not affect the bladder and its presence was an incidental finding. Normal appearing right ovary. Left ovary was not identified. Can you tell me what this means. x
If a patient of my own had a scan with similar results, I would reassure her that fibroids are very common--they affect 50-70% of women. Also, three centimeters is relatively small. When fibroids are found incidentally, they are usually just followed conservatively--in other words, you might want to do another scan in 6-12 months to be certain that the fibroid hasn't changed in any way. One more comment, it is also very common for one of the ovaries to not be visualized on an ultrasound, and this is not worriesome either.
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