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Pelvic Ultrasound

Lets get things straight a pelvic ultrasound sounds less than glamourous.

Filling your bladder with a litre of water and holding it for over an hour seems like some sort of medieval punishment, but as women it is vital that our reproductive organs are assessed when the regular mechanics of 'down there' is not quite right.

Some problems you might be experiencing can include, infertility, an irregular cycle, abnormally heavy periods, or lack of a period, pelvic pain, bloating, IUD pre placement or post placement check, and a family history of ovarian cancer.

The above ailments can be easily assessed with a pelvic ultrasound.

The first part of a pelvic ultrasound is performed with a full bladder. We use your bladder as a looking glass as it makes visualization of your uterus and ovaries much easier. This generally takes less than 10 minutes.

Picture A: a uterus visualized with an ultrasound through the abdomen

Picture B: a uterus examined with an internal (transvaginal image)

Note the difference of quality and detail between the two.

The second component of your pelvic ultrasound involves an internal ultrasound...eek!

The internal exam is not mandatory, however, we are able to assess your pelvic organs much more efficiently this way, as everything is zoomed up and we can by pass sound waves worst enemy, bowel gas.

Believe me though, the internal component sounds far worse than it actually is.

Once you empty your bladder, you are covered from the waist down, handed the ultrasound camera to insert yourself then your sonographer will take pictures and measurements of your uterus and ovaries. Again, this should only take around 10 minutes.

At Hinterland Ultrasound we pride ourselves on quality patient care. This includes compassion and understanding of a wide range of women's health issues.

We are here to accommodate you and your healthcare needs, and all our pelvic ultrasounds are performed by a female sonographer.

Feel free to contact us directly if you or your referring clinician have any further enquiries.

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