Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Tyrone, GA

If you’re pregnant or at risk of a women’s health problem, ultrasound technology helps your provider diagnose your condition or view your unborn baby. At the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics in Tyrone, Georgia, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and OB/GYN specialist Kendy Verpile, MD, FACOG, and her team offer on-site ultrasounds to diagnose your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out if ultrasound is right for you.

Ultrasounds Q & A

What is a pelvic ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure in which your provider uses sound wave technology to view organs and tissues inside your body. 

Pelvic ultrasound at the Center for Women’s Health and Aesthetics gives your doctor an in-depth view of your:

  • Uterus
  • Endometrium
  • Cervix
  • Ovaries
  • Vulva
  • Vagina

They use ultrasound to diagnose women’s health problems and causes of infertility or view images of a developing baby.

What is a pelvic ultrasound used for?

Center for Women’s Health and Aesthetics specialists offer pelvic ultrasounds to detect or rule out:

  • Uterus abnormalities
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) positioning
  • Causes of abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Ovarian problems
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fetal conditions
  • Poor fetal development
  • Causes of infertility or pelvic pain

Your provider may use ultrasound for better precision and accuracy during gynecological procedures, such as endometrial biopsies. They let you know if a pelvic ultrasound is right for you after reviewing your medical history and symptoms, and completing a pelvic exam.

What should I expect during a pelvic ultrasound?

There’s no special way to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound, though your provider might ask you to fill or empty your bladder before the procedure in certain instances. Pelvic ultrasound is fast and painless. During the procedure, you lie down on a comfortable exam table. Expect the following:

Transabdominal ultrasound

During a transabdominal ultrasound, your provider places gel on your abdomen and moves a transducer over your pelvic area to view organs and tissues inside.

Transvaginal ultrasound

If your doctor recommends transvaginal ultrasound, they cover a thin transducer with gel and place it inside your vagina to view reproductive organs.

What happens after pelvic ultrasound?

After an ultrasound, there’s no downtime. You can resume a normal routine immediately afterward. Your doctor discusses the results with you and lets you know if further action is necessary. 

For example, if your ultrasound reveals endometriosis or fibroids, your doctor might recommend watchful waiting, further diagnostic testing, or a minimally invasive procedure.

If you undergo prenatal ultrasound, your provider lets you know if your baby and pregnancy appear healthy.

If you experience unusual symptoms or require ultrasound during a routine prenatal exam, you can trust the experts at the Center for Women’s Health and Aesthetics with your care. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to find out if pelvic ultrasound is right for you.