SMIL offers a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate pelvic pain, find cysts on the ovaries, examine the lining of the uterus, look for causes of infertility and find cancers or benign tumors in the pelvic region. Pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation to generate snapshots or moving pictures of structures inside the pelvic region.
A pelvic ultrasound exam can locate and monitor fibroids on the uterus wall and examine the cervix. SMIL radiologists can also use a pelvic ultrasound exam to evaluate abnormal bleeding and other menstrual problems as well as diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.
Learn how to prepare for a pelvic ultrasound exam in the preparations for a pelvic ultrasound exam section.
Find more about ultrasound exams in the benefits and risks of a pelvic ultrasound exam section.
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