Pelvic pain is a common health problem, especially for women. That type of pain may occur from any of the organs located in the lower abdominal area. To help you get the answers you need, Jasmine Khorsandi and the team at SonoBreasts in Santa Monica, California, can perform a pelvic ultrasound. This safe and quick test creates images of the lower abdominal organs, looking for abnormalities. To schedule your pelvic ultrasound, call the Los Angeles area office or book online today.
A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging test that looks at the organs located in the lower portion of the abdomen. It uses high-frequency sound waves to quickly get pictures of these organs in real-time, allowing your health care provider to assess structure and function and look for abnormalities.
A pelvic ultrasound is a safe imaging tool that gets pictures without radiation.
SonoBreasts is an ultrasound clinic that uses the most advanced technology for ultrasound testing. They offer two types of pelvic ultrasounds:
During a transabdominal ultrasound, the team places the ultrasound wand, or transducer, over the skin on the lower abdominal area to evaluate the reproductive organs, bladder, and the lower part of the bowel.
The transvaginal ultrasound is for women. During this pelvic ultrasound, the team uses a special ultrasound tool that they insert into the vagina. The transvaginal ultrasound creates clearer images of the female reproductive organs, helping to find structural abnormalities.
For women, either type of pelvic ultrasound may help find gynecological conditions like fibroids, ovarian cysts, or polyps.
The SonoBreasts team gives you specific instructions on how to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound. They may request you drink 24 ounces of water an hour before your test and avoid urinating before your ultrasound. Having a full bladder during a pelvic ultrasound improves imaging.
The team also asks that you wear comfortable clothing to your appointment.
Your pelvic ultrasound at SonoBreasts is quick, taking 15 minutes or less. While you relax on the exam table, your sonographer performs the pelvic ultrasound. You may feel some pressure during the procedure, but a pelvic ultrasound causes very little discomfort.
Once your sonographer gets some initial images, they allow you to use the bathroom to empty your bladder and then continue the test.
After your ultrasound, you can resume your regular activities. The team at SonoBreasts sends the imaging to the radiologist, who generates a report with your results within a week.
To find out more about pelvic ultrasound at SonoBreasts, call or schedule an appointment online today.