written by

Cosette Stahl, DO

Cosette Stahl is a vascular and interventional radiologist in Denver, CO

January 19, 2021,

Cosette Stahl, DO on Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow on the wall of the uterus. These dense, rubbery masses can be microscopic or, in rare cases, grow to fill the entire abdominal cavity.

Pain caused by uterine fibroids can be mild or severe. The pain may be constant or may come and go. The only way to know if pain is caused by uterine fibroids is to be checked by your physician and have the appropriate imaging exams. There are several exams your physician may perform or order to detect uterine fibroids. A pelvic ultrasound is a painless exam that shows pictures of the uterus via sound waves. Through this exam, a radiologist can see and measure uterine fibroids. Your physician may also request an MRI or CT scan to detect uterine fibroids. In this video, Cosette Stahl, DO shares a minimally invasive treatment option for uterine fibroids from our partners at RIA Endovascular. Learn more facts, risk factors and symptoms, as well as treatment options by going to our uterine fibroids page https://www.invisionsallyjobe.com/conditions/uterine-fibroids/.