Although the bleeding from my last episode slowed enough for me to avoid the emergency room, it was still serious enough to get me into a doctor’s office. Tried another ultrasound in 2004 (only six years later). This time, it was transvaginally. (It was better than a Pap smear but I still would not want to go through it on a regular basis.) The results were positive (surprise, surprise). So, it’s now verified. I have fibroids. Something I suspected in 1996 and knew by 1998 was detected in 2004.