New Orleans, LA
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can abdominal ultrasounds detect pid, fibroids or blocked tubes?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 34 years experience
Pelvic: Ultrasound (transabdominal or transvaginal) can detect fibroids and blocked tubes. Pid is the most common cause of blocked fallopian tubes and the tubes show up as distended with fluid on ultrasound. Pid can also cause abscesses in the pelvis and ultrasound can detect these too.
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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 37 years experience
Much of the time: Abdominal ultrasound is the easiest and least expensive way to image the pelvis, and often gives enough information to make treatment decisions. Sometimes it doesn't and another study is needed - such as transvaginal ultrasound, ct, mri, or hysterography.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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