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Pelvic Ultrasound

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A pelvic ultrasound is a procedure used to evaluate organs and structures within your pelvis, including your uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

During an ultrasound, the transducer transmits ultrasonic sound waves that bounce off your organs and return to the transducer. These reflected waves are then converted into an electronic picture of your organs. To help ensure optimal sound wave conduction, a clear gel is placed on the transducer.

Pelvic ultrasound may be performed a few different ways. During a transabdominal ultrasound, the transducer is placed on your abdomen and during a transvaginal ultrasound, a long, thin transducer is inserted into your vagina. The type of ultrasound procedure performed depends on the reason for the ultrasound.

A pelvic ultrasound may be used to diagnose and/or assist in the treatment of vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, detection or insertion of an IUD, etc. Furthermore, while a pelvic ultrasound can provide detailed information about the size, location, and structure of a pelvic mass, it cannot provide a definite diagnosis of cancer or other specific diseases.

Pelvic ultrasounds are offered at all of our office locations.


A sonohystogram (SHG), also known as a saline infusion sonogram (SIS), is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound combined with the installation of saline into your uterus through a thin catheter in your cervix. This test is used to detect abnormalities in the uterine cavity such as polyps and fibroids. A sonohystogram is commonly used to evaluate bleeding abnormalities and infertility. 

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