Can an Obgyn Do An Ultrasound? And More Ultrasound Questions, Answered
Can an obgyn do an ultrasound? At Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Answer is Yes.
If you’re wondering, “can an obgyn do an ultrasound?” you need to learn about the services available at Broward County’s favorite women’s health practice: Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology. At our practice, top obgyns are serving the women of South Florida every week day – providing ultrasounds, total obstetrical care, well woman exams, STI testing, treatment of cervical changes and gynecological problems, and much more. Our experienced team of doctors and staff come to work excited to make a difference the lives of the women of South Florida. Dr. Lona Sasser, and Dr. Mary Squire-De Leon are taking new patients, and you can easily book an appointment with any one of them online. So schedule an appointment for an ultrasound performed by an obgyn today!
Can an obgyn do an ultrasound of my growing baby?
Yes, an obgyn can do an ultrasound of your growing baby. This is the most common reason for an obgyn to perform an ultrasound. At different stages of pregnancy, an obgyn can do an ultrasound by placing a plastic transducer on your adbomen. This tool transmits high-frequency sound waves through your uterus, which a machine converts into images of your baby.
We regularly perform ultrasounds at our Coral Springs practice. This painless test provides valuable information about the growth and health of your baby. Your first ultrasound should be performed between the 6th and 8th weeks of your pregnancy. This ultrasound is performed transvaginally, with a thin wand-like transducer inserted into the vagina. Your baby is tiny at this point, and you won’t be able to see much in the images produced. But your obgyn can use this ultrasound to determine the baby’s age, a more accurate due date, and whether you are pregnant with one baby or multiples!
If you are pregnant and seeking a new obgyn to provide obstetrical care, we would be happy to help you transfer care to our practice. Learn more about what’s involved in transferring your care.
Next, we’ll answer the question, “Can an obgyn do an ultrasound for other purposes?”
Can an obgyn do an ultrasound for other purposes?
Yes, in addition to generating images of your growing baby, an obgyn can do an ultrasound for other purposes. One commonly performed ultrasound test is called Doppler fetal monitoring. It is usually performed in the third trimester of pregnancy on women who have gestational diabetes. This ultrasound measures blood flow and blood pressure to determine if the baby is getting enough blood.
Another reason an obgyn may wish to perform an ultrasound is if you are suffering from pelvic pain, abnormal periods, cysts, fibroids, or other reproductive system conditions. An ultrasound can help your gynecologist determine what is causing your symptoms. If you are experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort, book an appointment at Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology. We look forward to serving you.
Source for This Article: Ultrasound: A Trimester-by-Trimester Guide – Parents.com