A pelvic ultrasound test uses sound waves to make a picture of the inside of the lower belly (pelvis). It allows your doctor to see your bladder, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The sound waves create a picture on a video monitor.
The test can be done in two ways:
A pelvic ultrasound test is done to:
For a transabdominal ultrasound:
For a transvaginal ultrasound:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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