Pelvic ultrasounds can detect uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx, endometrial thickness, ovarian tumors and ovarian cysts, as well as other abnormalities such as a pelvic infection that may require further evaluation and treatment.
This ultrasound is also very useful in viewing pregnancies as early as four and a half weeks from conception, the time a heartbeat is detectable by ultrasound.
What to Expect
Our clinic uses transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The probe on the transvaginal ultrasound is less than an inch in diameter and should cause less discomfort than a routine speculum exam.
By using a vaginal probe instead of an abdominal probe, we are able to obtain images that are very clear and show very small details. During the monitoring phase of treatment, you will have several ultrasounds to evaluate progress.