Pelvic ultrasound (female)
Pelvic ultrasound is a method used to diagnose a wide spectrum of pathologies. It includes investigation of uterus, ovaries and urinary bladder. Examination can be performed trans-abdominally or trans-vaginally. It is necessary to drink at least 1l of water prior to trans-abdominal exam to keep the urinary bladder full.
Examination of the uterus provides information about the endometrium properties, any lesions or inflammation. It can detect tumors or general changes in endometrium properties.
Examination of the ovaries can detect presence of cysts, their size and number. It also gives sufficient information about the type of cyst.
Information provided from pelvic sonography is important in considering a need for surgical intervention.