The physician staff of Alliance Ob/Gyn will perform a vaginal sonogram at the time of your visit if it is indicated. You will not have to come back for a second appointment to have the sonogram performed by an ultrasound technician. Indications include:
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Masses
- Painful Periods
- Heavy Periods
- Irregular Bleeding
A vaginal sonogram is a painless procedure. Whenever a sonogram is performed, you want the sonogram transducer to be as close as possible to the organs to be evaluated. The tip of the vaginal probe is covered with a lubricated sheath and gently inserted into the vagina and used to palpate the pelvic organs.
The morphological (size and shape) features of the uterus and ovaries are evaluated, but also the remainder of the pelvis is including bowel and bladder is checked for abnormalities and tenderness.
At times a sonohysterogram may be performed. It is usually done between days 7-10 of your menstrual cycle, but should be done after your cycle has resolved. A small catheter is placed in the cervix and sterile saline is instilled into the cervix while a three dimensional image is obtained. This allows us to evaluate uterine polyps, submucosal fibroids, and the lining of the uterus.