Complete Pelvic Ultrasound
- 30 min30 minutes
- Location 1
OVERVIEW: The Sonographer examines the uterus, endometrium, cervix, right/left ovaries, and the right/left adnexa. (**includes both transabdominal and transvaginal exams.) PREPARATION: For this exam, the patient needs to drink 32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to the exam. Patient cannot void until AFTER the exam. This is a two-part study: Transabdominal and Transvaginal 1—Transabdominal—The Sonographer examines the top of the pelvic area with the full bladder to get an overall picture of the pelvic organs. This also allows for the visualization of any adnexal masses or large uterine growths. The patient is then allowed to void the bladder. 2—Transvaginal—The Sonographer examines the pelvic organs with an internal ultrasound transducer. This is a probe that goes into the vaginal canal to get a closer look at the texture of the uterus, endometrium, ovaries, and adnexa. Note* If the patient has not had a pap smear or is not sexually active the transvaginal ultrasound will not be performed. This test can rule out and diagnose a number of problems such as (not limited to): · The cause of lower abdominal/pelvic pain in female. · The cause of lower abdominal swelling and/or vaginal bleeding · Diagnose ovarian cysts or tumors · Diagnose and monitor tumors/cancer · Look for endometrial hyperplasia (thickness in endometrial lining) · Check the size and growth of fibroids/masses on the uterus · Locate an intrauterine device (IUD) The reason for the test will depend on your symptoms.
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Goshen Medical Imaging, Grenada