Pelvic Ultrasound in Lancaster, OH

All forms of ultrasound imaging tests are performed by using sound waves to create a depiction of a patient’s internal organs. As its name would suggest, a pelvic ultrasound is utilized in situations that require insight into possible problems of the pelvic region. Such issues typically relate to the health of an individual’s reproductive or urinary system.

Conditions That Typically Require a Pelvic Ultrasound

A transvaginal (also known as endovaginal) ultrasound can be used to assess the vagina, uterus, ovaries, cervix, or fallopian tubes. This examination is often related to female reproductive disorders, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal bleeding

This type of diagnostic test may also be performed to simply check the progress of a developing fetus during a woman’s pregnancy, which is most commonly referred to as a fetal ultrasound.

Transabdominal Ultrasound

A transabdominal ultrasound is often performed when attempting to diagnose issues of the lower abdomen. This particular area of the body contains many vital organs including the pancreas, liver, kidneys, appendix, and more.

Common Concerns About the Exam

Many patients become anxious about how to best prepare for a pelvic ultrasound, and whether or not it will be a painful experience.

Preparation Recommendations

Our specialists will give you a complete list of instructions prior to your pelvic ultrasound. These instructions will vary from one type of pelvic ultrasound to another, but are all quite simple and easy to follow. If you have any questions about how to prepare for your examination, please contact OB/GYN Associates of Lancaster, Inc. as soon as possible to have a specialist address your concerns.

Will It Be Painful?

Due to the more invasive nature of transvaginal and transrectal ultrasounds, these imaging tests may be mildly uncomfortable, but should certainly never be painful. The transabdominal ultrasound does not require the insertion of any sort of probe. Instead, this type of pelvic ultrasound is performed using a device that gently glides across the stomach, which means it is a completely painless procedure.

Additional Information from OB/GYN Associates of Lancaster, Inc.

If you still have questions about pelvic ultrasounds and what these unique imaging tests entail, please call our specialists today at (740) 653-5088 for more details.

 

COVID-19 Updates

Do you ever feel at times due to life being so busy you put your health on hold? Now is the time to take care of you! For many of our patients we have postponed your annual exam by moving it out a few months in response to COVID-19, but we still want to make sure we have the opportunity to take care of you from afar. If you are our patient and have not had the opportunity for us to review your cancer family history with you, or maybe you have just put this on hold, here is the opportunity for you to fill out your information in a few quick steps online to see if testing is right for you! This link will be posted to our website as well to access and to complete. So take control of your health today! We will be happy to direct you to right resources and follow up with you for any questions you may have.

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