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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Overview)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids.


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Is a pelvic ultrasound good enough?

Is a pelvic ultrasound good enough?

FOR WHAT?: Please define the problem to evaluated by the pelvic sono. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Overview)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids.


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What to expect for pelvic ultrasound?

What to expect for pelvic ultrasound?

Pelvic ultrasound: Pelvic ultrasound usually has two parts, abdominal and internal. Patient is made to lie on a table. Gel is placed on skin. A device called a transducer is placed over lower abdomen. For internal, cylindrical probe with gel is inserted internally. It is slightly uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask your doctor for further STD testing
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Ask your partner to get tested for STDs
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
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Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Why woman would need a pelvic ultrasound?

Why woman would need a pelvic ultrasound?

Pelvic Ultrasound: Pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic modality that is used to assist with the visualization and diagnosis of conditions affecting the uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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What is pelvic ultrasound? How is it done?

What is pelvic ultrasound? How is it done?

Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindrical probe with gel will be inserted internally. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

Movement: Color on ultrasound monitor screen represents movement, mostly due to blood vessels but not always. For instance, one can see urine flowing into the bladder from the ureter because it represents movement. The red and blue color represents the direction of flow. ...Read more

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What are white circles on pelvic ultrasound?

What are white circles on pelvic ultrasound?

Not enough info: White circles on pelvic ultrasound, depending on where they are and what they look like, could be follicles in the ovaries, the ovaries, calcified fibroids, or lots of other things. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindrical probe with gel will be inserted internally. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindrical probe with gel will be inserted internally. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves. ...Read more

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Could getting a pelvic ultrasound painful for vigins?

Could getting a pelvic ultrasound painful for vigins?

Possibly but unlikly: If you are having an ultrasound thru the abdominal wall that is no problem. I assume you mean a vaginal approach for the ultrasound. Depending on age and if you have used tampons successfully you should be ok. If have never used a tampon could be at least somewhat uncomfortable. Most women do fine. Need for the vaginal sono depends on why being done. Sonographers usually sensitive and capable. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

Ultrasound : Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus and ovaries. With the bladder full it may be uncomfortable but doesn't hurt ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pelvic ultrasound?

Ultrasound: This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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What is the best time to get pelvic ultrasound for females?

What is the best time to get pelvic ultrasound for females?

Mid-cycle: Is the best time for pelvic ultrasound. The effects of the various hormones are at the point where their influence on the pelvic organs is the least. Doesn't mean you can't have one any other time but mid-cycle is optimal ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to exercise an hour before a pelvic ultrasound?

Yes: That shouldn't be a problem. However, if you are having a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, keep in mind that they might want you to show up with your bladder full. ...Read more

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Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

No: The ultrasonographer, or "tech" is not allowed to tell you the results of your exam, because they are not physicians. Sometimes a physician will give an ultrasonographer permission to tell patients some information before the physician reviews the images, but usually you have to wait to get the results until the physician makes a determination about the results of the exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on how ultrasounds are performed:

http://www.Conciergeradiologist. Com/how-ultrasound-works. Html. ...Read more

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Had a pelvic ultrasound done & it was done very quickly. Maybe about 2-3 minutes. Is that long enough to get proper imaging? I'm concerned it wasn't.

Had a pelvic ultrasound done & it was done very quickly. Maybe about 2-3 minutes. Is that long enough to get proper imaging? I'm concerned it wasn't.

Depends on tech skil: The speed of a scan depends on the technician's skill & what they were instructed to image. A "pelvic ultrasound" could mean imaging 1 organ or as many as 10 structures, depending on how it was ordered; obviously fewer organs means less time. An experienced tech can whiz through 3-4 organs very quickly, whereas newer techs (& Radiologists) can take longer to finish even a preliminary (1-organ)scan ...Read more

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Is alcohol before a pelvic ultrasound ok?

Within Reason: Hopefully you are not pregnant. If you need to take alcohol to keep from getting, "the shakes" then you have a problem with alcohol abuse and should seek help. ...Read more

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What does free fluid mean on pelvic ultrasound?

What does free fluid mean on pelvic ultrasound?

Depends: Some small amounts of fluid in the female pelvis is physiologic. Larger amounts can be associated with ruptured ovarian cyst. Pelvic inflammatory disease can produce pelvic fluid.
In the case of acute appendicitis free fluid can occur as well. Inflammatory bowel disease is another cause of fluid production. ...Read more

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Can the pelvic ultrasound be enough to diagnose endometriosis?

Can the pelvic ultrasound be enough to diagnose endometriosis?

In the: Right clinical context, there are US findings that can support the diagnosis. However, those findings are not specific for endometriosis. Also, a normal ultrasound does not exclude endometriosis. ...Read more

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What bleeding problems may be identified with a pelvic ultrasound?

What bleeding problems may be identified with a pelvic ultrasound?

4 disorders: A pelvic ultrasound may show 1)a pregnancy that is in the wrong place (ectopic) or that is miscarrying, 2) fibroids (benign growths coming from the wall of the uterus, 3) a thickened lining of the uterine cavity from a polyp or overgrowth of the endometrial cells, 4)ovarian cysts or masses and 5) adenomyosis. ...Read more

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I got pelvic ultrasound and vaginal. Tech asked a concerning question.?

Need more info.: Really not enough info on you query. First would need to know why you were having the ultrasound. Ob or gyn? Pain? Bleeding? Always if asked a question and if you don't understand or are concerned, ask the tech or provider to elaborate. You have a right to know what is going on. Uncertainty never a good thing. May or may not mean anything. Hard to know. ...Read more

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Everytime I get a pelvic ultrasound they say I have several cysts. Is this normal?

Everytime I get a pelvic ultrasound they say I have several cysts. Is this normal?

Ultrasound: Assuming you mean ovarian cysts, they are not considered normal, but can be common. You need to discuss the results with your treating doctor, assuming you are getting the pelvic us ordered for some reason, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic ultrasound done and it said endo thick 0.65 mm what does this mean?

Endometrium: It is the thickness of the endometrial lining around the uterine cavity. I wonder if 0.65mm is a typo, and it really is 6.5mm or 0.65cm. In any case, it is probably normal. ...Read more

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I took a pelvic ultrasound an a secretory. Phase endometrium. Is seen please. Explain?

I took a pelvic ultrasound an a secretory. Phase endometrium. Is seen please. Explain?

Normal: The endometrium changes throughout the menstrual cycle. Those changes are seen on ultrasound as thickening and thinning of the endometrium. Proliferative and secretory phases of the endometrium are shown on ultrasound as normal findings. ...Read more

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My last 3 cycles have been approximately 19 days (4 days menstruating, 15 days off). My pelvic ultrasound was normal. What could cause this?

My last 3 cycles have been approximately 19 days (4 days menstruating, 15 days off). My pelvic ultrasound was normal. What could cause this?

Work up: You need to have workup,see your obgyn to make sure no underlying reasons,get blood work and also pelvic us ...Read more

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Pelvic ultrasound states "no discrete myoma is identified". What does this mean? Do they mean there is an obvious one but they aren't telling me?

Pelvic ultrasound states "no discrete myoma is identified". What does this mean? Do they mean there is an obvious one but they aren't telling me?

No fibroids are seen: Basically that phrase tells me that the reading doctor did not find a fibroid, but that there probably was some heterogeneity or shadowing on the scan that makes it hard to say definitively that there are no fibroids (myomata) at all. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more