Imaging is a vital medical diagnostic tool, allowing physicians to explore possible internal conditions. For gynecological disorders, most imaging is performed with ultrasounds or sonograms, not x-rays. This allows doctors to see soft tissue and organs within the pelvic region, which can help identify any abnormalities. At FEM Women’s Wellness, we offer gynecologic ultrasounds (sonograms) at our facility in the Carson City, Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, area.
Gynecologic ultrasounds are used to diagnose many conditions that affect the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The procedure is minimally invasive and can reveal many possible causes for pelvic pain, irregular periods, infertility and other common gynecologic concerns. Some of the issues that can be detected through sonograms include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Cancerous or non-cancerous growths
Gynecological ultrasounds can give a clearer view of what is happening inside the pelvic area. When combined with other tests and evaluations, this is a valuable diagnostic tool for many types of gynecological conditions.
What to Expect
There are different types of gynecologic sonograms or ultrasounds that can be performed. The procedure may be performed with a device outside the body (transabdominal) or inside the vagina (transvaginal), depending on what is being viewed. You may need to prepare for your imaging procedure by not emptying your bladder to help improve the imaging – our team will instruct you on what you need to do before your appointment.
Most sonograms or ultrasounds can be completed in less than a half hour. The person performing your procedure will not be able to give you results – your GYN specialist will need to interpret the imaging and discuss the results with you after your procedure or at a future appointment. You should be able to return to normal activities after your ultrasound.
Gynecologic ultrasounds or sonograms can identify many issues within the pelvic region to determine the best treatment plan. Our GYN specialists at FEM Women’s Wellness offer advanced imaging as part of our diagnostic processes. To schedule a GYN ultrasound or sonogram, contact us at our office in the greater Reno, Carson City and Lake Tahoe, NV, area.