What is a pelvic ultrasound?
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, uses sound waves to produce images of the internal organs and other structures. Ultrasound does not require radiation or dyes.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
Your physician may call for this simple, effective procedure to help diagnose and evaluate many conditions that are related to or affect the pelvic organs. A few of those are:
- Amenorrhea (lack of menstrual flow)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Endometrial conditions
- Inflammation or infection
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding