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Tests and diagnosis

Complete blood count (CBC)

CT scan

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Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Ultrasound

Treatments and drugs

Endometrial ablation

Focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids

Mirena (hormonal IUD)

Myomectomy

Robotic myomectomy

Uterine artery embolization

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