What is a Gynecology Ultrasound?
A gynecology ultrasound, also known as a pelvic ultrasound, is a procedure many women undergo for a variety of reasons. In this article, you will learn what the procedure involves and why you might need one. You can also book an appointment for a gynecology ultrasound at our practice in Coral Springs, Florida. At Lona Sasser Obstetrics and Gynecology, the three doctors on our staff provide compassionate care for the women of Broward County. Dr. Lona Sasser is joined by Dr. Mary-Beatrice Squire and Dr. Jose Berthe. They all share a commitment to giving their patients the best quality care to enable them to live healthier lives. Keep reading to learn more about gynecology ultrasounds — then book an appointment at our practice!
The Gynecology Ultrasound Procedure
A gynecology ultrasound is performed with a transducer — a thin plastic wand that emits high-frequency sound waves. When placed over the abdomen or inside the vagina, the sound waves move through the body, bounce off the organs and structures within, and produce an image for your doctor to examine. The procedure is usually painless, and no radiation is used.
Why Get a Gynecology Ultrasound?
There are many reasons to get a gynecology ultrasound. The picture produced can allow your doctor to measure and evaluate the pelvic organs. It can also give your doctor information about the location, size and shape of pelvic masses. According to Johns Hopkins University, a gynecology ultrasound can be used to diagnose the following conditions of the pelvis:
- Abnormalities in the anatomic structure of the uterus
- Fibroid tumors (benign growths), masses, cysts, and other types of tumors
- Presence and position of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and other types of inflammation or infection
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Monitoring of ovarian follicle size for infertility evaluation
- Aspiration of follicle fluid and eggs from ovaries for in vitro fertilization
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Monitoring fetal development during pregnancy
- Assessing certain fetal conditions
Read Recent Patient Testimonials of Our Practice
If you are in need of a gynecology ultrasound, or gynecologic or obstetric care, consider booking an appointment at Lona Sasser Obgyn. Read what other patients have to say about their experiences at our practice:
“Dr. Squire is absolutely amazing! She truly cares about each individual. She took her time to speak to me without rushing anything, explained everything in full depth and answered all questions or concerns I had. Also, Vanessa the medical assistant was the best! She is super sweet and made the visit even better. She knows how to put a smile on your face. Thank you Dr. Squire and staff!” – Iixana G. on Google
“Super thankful that my friend recommended this office to me. Dr. Squire is amazing!!! She always calls me back when I need to speak to her directly and is on top of whatever follow up calls she promises to make. She really makes you feel at ease with any concerns that you may have. The front desk staff is also great. They always answer the phones and are very professional. Exceptional personal service at this office. I would highly recommend this office to anyone, they really are like no other office around.” – Debbie C. on Google
Sources for This Article:
Pelvic Ultrasound – Johns Hopkins Medicine