A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive tool that provides internal imaging of a woman’s reproductive/urinary system. Most people are familiar with its use to monitor the development of a fetus. However, ultrasound is also used to diagnose and monitor a number of other conditions, as well, including cancer, uterine fibroids and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Ultrasound technology uses sound waves that bounce off of internal organs, producing images that are transmitted to a video screen. These images enable the doctor to view internal images of organs, tissues, and muscles.
Absolutely. Ultrasound pelvic examinations are safe and are also painless and noninvasive.
Whether any preparations are necessary depends on the reason for the ultrasound. Sometimes, the patient may need to fast for several hours prior to the scheduled appointment. In other instances, she may be required to drink a certain amount of water prior to ensure that her bladder is full. In other cases, such as when monitoring a fetus, no patient preparations are necessary. Patients are always given any necessary preparation instructions in advanced. It’s always best to wear loose fitting clothing.
This varies slightly based on the reason for the ultrasound; however, the patient will have a water-based gel to the pelvic region so the transducer can slide easily across the skin and provide sharp images. Depending on the purpose for the ultrasound, the procedure can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.
With pleasure. In fact, Dr. Lambert can even provide you with a 3D/4D imaging and video of your unborn child to share with friends and family.
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