By Jeanette L. Pinnace • January 10, 2022

Ultrasound, which employs sound waves to create an image of the uterus, is one common diagnostic test. During the procedure, a doctor or technician moves a device over a woman’s abdomen to take pictures of the uterus; the device may also sometimes be inserted into the vagina. But “ultrasound often underestimates the number, size and location of a woman’s fibroids,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, a double board-certified ob-gyn and maternal fetal medicine physician.

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